Editing: Take it in Steps

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When you edit your writing, avoid the urge to immediately start fixing grammatical mistakes and don’t begin rewriting sentences, even if they need it. There will come a time for that, but not yet. People often try to accomplish too much at once when they edit.

Good Writing is a Product of Revising

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Many writers sit for hours in front of a blank screen, exasperated that they can’t get started. Without realizing it, they are trying to write the first few sentences in their head, and it is a waste of time. Good writing comes from revising, so draft first, then rewrite.

One Space after a Period

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You occasionally still see two spaces after a period, because people tend to do what they were taught in school.

But it actually has been obsolete for more than 100 years.