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When do you edit your work?



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When do you edit your work?

When do you edit? Are you the type to edit after you finish your work or you edit while you are writing? Honestly I almost never edit my work. I get too embarrassed to read my stuff. But it is too important I back read immediately. I can wrong grammar and misspelling already. Then reread it again after I finish.

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Kakashi2020

I do my editing after I finish my draft. Most of the time the editing part takes longer than the actual writing of the draft. Sometimes I edit midway thru finishing my article but it just takes longer to finish, that's why nowadays my norm in editing is after I've finished the draft article.



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Wenkx03

I agree with you. And also when you edit something more error pop up. Its like never ending editing. So I've decided to finish my work first before editing.



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Youngshark

I have no problem with this since it is how I have been writing for the longest time and always find it easier rectifying issues at hand.



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Enyi

I will always edit my work because we might never get it right the first time after writing we must always edit. It should be right after typing the initial information or write up.



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Youngshark

Yeeah editing is a must although when you wait till you are done it can be tedious boring and tends to put one off.



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theresajane

It actually depends. However, most of the time, I instantly review my work right after finishing it. I have problems about delaying what I should do as I tend to easily forget and lose my interest in checking it. Unless I have a lot of things that should be done in a day, I make sure to check what I have written.



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mcnasci24

Yep, it's easier to check and edit the second you've finished. I find that editing mid-way makes me waste more time, as I have to do it all over again when I finish writing.



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theresajane

Yes, you are right. There is really a high chance of changing the whole work when you try to correct midway. It is really time-consuming especially if you have a lot of work to do. It's best to just focus so you wouldn't waste a single moment.



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Corzhens

When you say editing that means you review your work and you do the editing when you find something wrong or there is a need to add, change or delete words, phrases or sentence. Sometimes it is even a whole paragraph that needs to be deleted. When I do the review and I don't find anything that needs changing then I convince myself that it is the final version of what I am writing otherwise I will never finish writing because reviewing it once again may make me see something that needs changing.



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Enyi

Well,if one have the time then one work can be review as many time as possible. During and after writing a job. I like to edit all my write up and make the write up more readable.



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YoloBoy

I often edit my work after I am done doing my writing and finish my meal. It is best to freshen up to for you to know and to be clean on what you are going to review. Being able to be finished with your meal and having a good shower would make you more focused and not lack any skill which is needed to be checked on your work. One thing I have notice when I am editing my work is that I tend to lose interest once something makes me feel uncomfortable like my skin starts to get itchy, my tummy aches or I need a certain amount of sleep. This is really helpful and I hope it helps you too.



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theresajane

That's a great and nice way of editing. Since your brain and body are refreshed, you'll be more active in correcting your work. Reading and correcting your work while you are tired will never be helpful.



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amelia88

I feel like I’m a “constant revision” type - I feel like I almost edit as I go. For the sake of cohesion I also tend to do an overall edit at the end to make sure everything seems to flow okay in the piece I’ve written.



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menchuuy58

I edit my work as soon as I finished writing a sentence or paragraph. Its good that computer has spelling spelling checker. A work has a red underline to tell me that I have a misspelled word.



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burgosmichael24

Most of the time I edit my after some paragraphs but it consume too much time than editing my work after it was finished. It was more convenient that way. Having a good meal and a good rest can really set your mood in editing your works.



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edencaga

I usually edit my work directly and finish it but if I tried to review it again the next day and I feel like its a bit lacking or I want to add some information then that's the time that I edit my work. Sometimes I want to delete words that I find unnecessary in my work.



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Alymae

I always edit my work after I'm done. I have to finish first before editing because I might never finish my work since I always find something to improve. Sometimes, I even get farther from my storyline and I just let my imagination do its job. I usually read and read again before I submit.



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theresajane

Yes let's, that's true. I think, for people who have a lot obpending articles to write, they would really focus on what they write and at least make sure that they've typed the words in correct spelling. It would really be time-consuming if they'd opt to check it every now and then, because there's a tendency that they will change the whole thing.



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Alymae

Yes! I totally agree with you. Sometimes, I take longer to finished because I end up changing the story. It seems I can't get enough of improving and thinking new things.



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luv2xacosta

I do edit my work when I'm done with my drafts. I always double check my work from spelling to grammar just to make sure that nothing is wrong. I proof read my work twice and edit if something is lacking. It is important for writers to edit and proof read their work since their earnings depends on the story they are making.



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Martinsx1

I do edit my work as I'm still writing, it's a lot more easier at that time but I still make sure to do the final editing and corrections before submitting the work in order to avoid submitting error filled writing.



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Jelineex

I edit my work after I finish a write-up. I make sure I review everything before submission to avoid mistakes or error. There are also times that I edit while taking a time to think on what to write next. I intend to read the words I wrote to have consistency of idea. So, I can finish work at an early time. This is also a good way of rechecking every step of the way.



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mcnasci24

I edit when I finish typing the last word. I re-read every single paragraph a couple of times to make sure there is no repetition of ideas, words and to check grammar/spelling. If I can afford the luxury, I finish writing and leave the work hibernating for a couple of days. Then I open up the file and do a recheck. More often than not, I find mistakes that I hadn't noticed before.



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HappyLady

I edit as I write and spend as much time editing once the piece is written as I do writing the piece itself. Grammarly and Language tool are enabled in my word processor. Then I leave the written masterpiece (yeah, well, OK) for a week or two if I can and return to it. It is amazing what you find and often I am happier about things when I see them again. I've often surprised myself by leaving what I thought was not good and liking it on my return. I then read out loud. You pick up loads of issues that way. This is why I am not making a fortune with what I write. One important thing to remember is that self-editing is never perfect. The brain sees correct writing where there is a mistake. If I can, I get another person to look. Grammar checkers are useful. I throw most things into one of those paragraph by paragraph if I can. .



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ajahcuizon

Well, it depends on my mood when I am writing. There are times that I edit my content after writing because I would prefer the ideas to keep flowing into my mind first. But there are also times wherein I feel much uncomfortable when I instantly realize that I did a grammatical error and edit it right away.



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Youngshark

I always edit as I write. This has been my habit for a long time ever since I realized that I was too lazy to edit anything after I am done writing.



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Enyi

I wish I can be doing it this way it will really saved my the hassles of editing a large volume of work after typing. I do more of editing after typing all my work which becomes cumbersome to me.



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TheArticulate

I edit while I'm writing, especially if it's a school paper. I'll usually proof read a paragraph after I finish it. I'll also periodically go back and read over the past several paragraphs I've written, just to make sure that what I've written makes sense and flows together naturally. I think this saves time, especially since I'm in the mindset to write while I'm proofreading, too.



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jpk0007

I always edit my work after i complete it. I think that if you keep on reading every sentence and editing it then you will definitely spend more time and it will also break the flow of your thoughts and ideas. Once you complete your work you can easily read it and do the necessary corrections.



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Franzel2oo

The ideal thing to do is to write to the end, and then edit. The idea is to let the words flow through you without consciously analysing them. Not especially for their spelling and grammar. It helps with the creative process as your writing is less deliberate that way. Of course there is always the temptation to fall back and read through to make sure you are on the right track. This might just pull you back and slow down the writing process though.



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JBeleren

Everyone has their preference and style. For me, I edit as I write but also spend a lot of time reviewing and editing again after the draft is done. This style has worked for me over the years. I tend to to use fluff words and overuse certain phrases and catching it right away as I write and correcting it helps me form another sentence that would continue my thought and intent for that paragraph.



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kaushikangara

I edit my work as and when I make a mistake. It is easy to correct your mistakes when you first spot them. Later on, everything piles up and it becomes difficult reading the whole essay/article and looking for potential errors in it. Editing is the most important part of writing and you should make sure your work is proofread by someone before it is delivered.



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Jeane

Editing as you write, can be time-consuming. Odds are you'll still have to re-read what you write eventually so technically you'd be editing what you've written several times.

To save time, I'll complete writing the article, re-write the bits I don't like after I read it then edit. It's what I do last, just before I submit or post the completed article. But after editing, I'll read out what I've written out loud. This ensures that I'll find any mistakes that I might have missed whilst editing.



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gutzman

I'm having the same thought. I just noticed that I am consuming more time in editing it right away after typing a word or a sentence so now I just edit the whole thing after writing everything I need to write. After that, I will check the grammar, spelling and the most appropriate words in each sentences. That way I am only focusing on editing and not with the idea of the topic also.



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jaymish3

I think that editing is the most important process when you are writing. I think that the best writing process is getting as much as you can write on paper in accordance to your word limit and spending the rest of the time editing. I think that polishing your work through editing is the best thing that you can do for your work. This is where you should spend most of your time in my opinion and this is the difference between a good and excellent piece of writing.



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Corzhens

When you say editing it is not just correcting the mistakes but changing whatever there is needed to change to enhance the manuscript or the article. It can be a change of word or a phrase or injecting idioms and adding sentences to give it more impact. Truly editing is the most important part because it is the procedure for the finishing touches.



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mhingnhormz

When do you edit your work: I prefer to edit every pharagraph or chapter. It depends on what I am writing but in overall i do edit it while writing and when I finished when it comes of stories. But if it is for some short writing I do only edit it after I write.



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Enyi

Sometimes I find it very difficult to do without editing but I must finish typing before editing but at least I must edit to discover and correct some errors in the write-up. So I edit all the time provided I was the person that started or wrote the text.



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jaymish3

I think you need to edit after you finish your work and not during.In fact some people say that you can't edit your own work. Because we all can't afford editors we have to find a way to. For example it's recommended you take some time after your first draft. Get back to your work and look at it a fresh you will definitely find mistakes and better ways to put and phrase your work. You can edit your work a thousing times and still find mistakes. Know when to stop.



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