Editing and Revision

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  1. JohnCalliganWrites (Member)

    Posted 5 months ago

    For my first serial, I’d do 3-4 drafts over a week, then post the polished. For the novel I’m sharing now (waiting in queue) I finished, polished, had multiple rounds of beta readers and new drafts, so it’s about as good as I can do.

  2. Marn (Member)

    Posted 5 months ago

    One of my current serials is co-written, so my girlfriend and I pass our updates back and forth for edits as we write them! The other one, which I write on my own, gets sent to two editors to glance over for spelling/grammatical errors or any big continuity goofs before I post updates on the site. My first serial...didn't get a lot of edits while I was writing it, though I have gone back to fix typos retroactively, and I did a big rehaul of the first chapter a couple years ago.

  3. Calhoun (Member)

    Posted 5 months ago

    What I tend to do is write the next chapter (I post every 2 weeks, so it can be pretty last minute haha) and then I pass it off to my editors. I have two editors who help me out a lot not just re: spelling/punctuation, but they also show me places where I could add more worldbuilding and changes I might be able to make to better express what I'm trying to show with my characters. Those kinds of edits are generally suggestions which leave it to me to go back in and edit and add as needed - I usually toss my editors these sections once I'm done with them too, just for them to glance over. This whole process usually takes... not that long, because my editors are cool and my chapters average out to about five pages or so each.

    I also have a sensitivity reader (who sometimes helps check out my spelling haha) who helps me to make sure I'm responsibly representing my MC, who has ADHD (I have autism, and they do share some traits, but they aren't nearly identical). So any edits pertaining to that are generally related more to the character than to any actual grammar or continuity issues.

    If you have a friend who doesnt mind looking over your work (and hey, maybe you can swap and look over theirs too) then thats a good way to get an editor and get some practice editing.


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