Writing Your Story Is Important…So Is Editing It

by Jennifer Roberts

Traveling is often full of joy and surprise and intrigue. Writing about those travel experiences can be difficult but almost always fulfilling. But editing…that’s where writers tend to get stuck. Editing can feel not only overwhelming and intimidating, but also tedious, especially if you aren’t someone who thinks a lot about grammar, punctuation, and formatting on a daily basis. In this episode, I take the mic solo to explore why editing can be one of the easiest ways to get across professionalism and interest, build trust with editors, and demonstrate that you care deeply about the story you’re trying to tell. I also aim to reassure everyone that you don’t have to be a professional editor in order to engage thoughtfully in the editing process, nor do you ever need to aim for perfection. Like Nathan’s solo episode, this is less of a rant and more of an exploration, an ode to good editing if you will.

Wherever you’re at in your writing career, this episode is meant to be a guide to help you think about how to approach your own unique editing process as you prepare to get your stories out into the world. Enjoy!

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