Becoming a better self editor

Poynter’s Meena Thiruvengadam has a helpful post on a topic familiar to anyone who has endured JMC 201 or 300 with me, editing yourself:

The accelerated pace of journalism means many reporters have to write, edit and quickly publish their work online, sometimes without the benefit of an extra set of eyes.

Given this reality — and the fact that there are fewer copy editors these days – it’s more important than ever for reporters to become their own self editors.

This is one of those posts where you will find some value in the comments, where people are providing their own techniques.

Which of these might work for you? What might work better for you?


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