There’s little in this world as satisfying as completing the final sentence of your manuscript. It’s joyous, exuberant, and an instant stress release. Then comes the crushing realization that you still have tons of work to do finessing your manuscript. It’s a tough job but if you know what to watch out for then it can be made easier. When going through your manuscript check for passive sentences that don’t highlight the immediacy of an action, proper word use like ‘affect’ versus ‘effect’, making sure all of your tenses agree and remain consistent, and – as always – check for run-on sentences, fragments, and comma usage. These are the main issues that can be easily overlooked when editing a manuscript. Check out the full list in the article below!
Read the full article here: Finessing Your Manuscript: Common Mistakes to Avoid
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