I find the process of being an editor boring. I do not enjoy editing my own work as I like reading the story and I find searching my script for small mistakes tiresome. Unfortunately, it has to be done and the process vastly improve the end product - my books.
Fortunately, I have had some good editors and I have one very good one who will tell me when something needs a lot of work or is basically rubbish. After writing the first draft I read it again and look for mistakes. Once I have done this I read it aloud and do the same thing. Only then do I give it to my editor to take a look. Even with Word checking the document and with many pairs of human eyes reading over 100,000 words not all mistakes will be spotted.
This week I found an add-on for Word called Grammarly (www.grammarly.com). This piece of software scans my work in more detail than Word and spots errors which Word does not spot. It also tells me when my sentences are too long and complicated. I have been running 'An Extra-Ordinary Beginning' through it this week so it is ready for the second edition print. I been pleasantly surprised and a little concerned at how many errors it has found. Even so, it has improved the grammar and punctuation for the second edition for which I am thankful.
Incidentally, I have not run my blog though Grammarly. There is only so much correction a guy can take!
is the author of the popular 'Adventures of Eric and Ursula' books. The series have been called 'wonderful' and 'fantastic' and are 5 star books on Amazon.