Editing Your Own Work
Join us this fall to acquire insights, tools, and techniques for self-editing that can transform your initial drafts into refined, impactful pieces of writing.
About the Past Event
Editing your work is a crucial skill often overlooked or underestimated. It is the process of carefully reviewing and revising your content to ensure clarity, coherence, precision, and more. By honing your editing skills, you can transform your initial drafts into refined, impactful pieces of writing that captivate your readers.
Editing your own work can have many benefits. Most importantly, it facilitates communication with readers. It also helps ensure that your writing meets content, format, and style criteria. It aids in conveying a sense of competence. In addition, it can minimize editing by others and so decrease the likelihood of distortion. This webinar will provide approaches, tools, and techniques for self-editing that achieve such goals. The content can aid various professionals, including those who submit work for publication, those who write items for direct dissemination, and those who prepare materials such as correspondence.
Attendees will learn about the following:
- Ways to gain distance and objectivity for editing one’s own work
- Items to check for (both in general and for specific types of writing)
- Common problems to remedy (and tips for remedying them)
- Suggestions for non-native users of English editing their own work
- Resources providing further guidance
Speaking at the event
Barbara Gastel, MD, MPH
Professor of Integrative Biosciences and Medical Humanities, Texas A&M University