11 Editing Marks Every Writer Needs to Know

Free Guide to Revision Techniques for Writers

Writing a novel is hard, but editing your novel is even harder, especially if you don’t know the proper revision techniques. More important, what if you find a critique partner and swap manuscripts and he or she has lines drawn all over and you don’t know what the revising and editing means? (Not to mention that the person probably expects the same type of professionalism in your edit of his or her work as well.) That’s why we’re here to help.

In this Writer’s Digest free download, 11 Editing Symbols All Writers Need to Know, we offer up a printable list of the most common copy editing marks to help you with your editing and revising.

Whether you are self-editing your work or book editing for someone else, use these universal symbols to help make that task easier.

 

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Revision Techniques: 11 Editing Marks Every Writer Should Know


How to Edit a Book: Common Editing Marks

You can spend hours reading books on revision tips and manuscript editing, but if you don’t know the fundamental editing symbols then you’ll start out at a disadvantage.

If you hire an editor to review a hard copy of your work, he or she will likely use nearly all of these editing marks (unless you amazingly wrote a manuscript without any mistakes! And if so, kudos to you!).

Chances are when you get your manuscript back from your critique partner or editor or publisher, it will have circles and carrots and squiggly lines throughout it. These revision strategies only make sense if you know what all the red ink means. With this FREE download you’ll be sure to have a clear understanding on how to use each of these common editing marks.

So get moving on your novel editing and download the 11 Editing Symbols All Writers Need to Know for FREE today!

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Some of our favorite uncommon copy editing marks.