Know Your Editing Marks

Whether you are editing someone else’s writing or they are editing yours, you need to know your editing marks.

These are the most commonly used marks:

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More here.

Another good list of editing marks:

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Get it here.

Another fine resource:

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Today’s assignment:

1. Share your writing with a fellow author.

2. Edit your colleague’s work. Have them edit your work.

3. Examine the suggestions your colleague/editor has for you.

4. Remember, you decide if you wish to make any changes to your manuscript.

The Literary Flowchart

We have seen medical flowcharts like this:

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But, a literary or creative writing flowchart is more interesting.

Look at this great example from Jodi L. Milner:

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See more from Jodi L. Milner here.

Today’s Assignment: Create a literary flowchart for the novel you are writing or the novel you are reading.


According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary — flowchart is one word:

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