This week Dr Tanya asks about our editing habits.
Do you edit your work before posting it?
I most certainly do. My method of blogging is generally to get my thoughts down first and then refine them so I always edit.
Apart from correcting typos and spellings , how much (if any) of a post do you change before you send it out in the world?
I often add extra thoughts after I’ve written the original text or take some out if I think that the post is too long or I have got too far off track. I may even rearrange paragraphs to make the post more readable. I preview it several times to be sure I’m happy with the content and placement of pictures. Of course some posts, like this one, won’t need much editing but a longer one will.
Do you think that re-drafting a piece can “rob” it of its spontaneity?
No, not if it makes what I am trying to say clearer and more interesting.