Re: RE: How do you edit?

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I’ll let the computer catch some of the obvious stuff (typos, double words, etc) but all the real editing happens in hardcopy (preferably several weeks or months after it was originally written). I’ll print off a paper master, mark it up from beginning to end in multiple colored inks (red for low-level, specific corrections, blue for additions/major reworkings, green for hig level editorial comments). Once I have a _full_ set of edit recommendations, I go back the computer and start incorporating them into the electronic master and start the whole process over again.