Becoming a better self-editor

What skills should I develop to get better at editing my own work? Great question. You might expect me to say something like ‘spelling, grammar, and punctuation’, but actually the skills that I think are most important for an editor (or even for someone who just wants to get better at self-editing) aren’t writing-related atContinue reading “Becoming a better self-editor”

Using ‘however’

How do I use ‘however’? Do I need a comma? ‘However’ is one of those things that people commonly trip over. The short answer is yes, you do need a comma…sometimes. ‘However’ can be used in three ways: To start a sentence that contradicts the previous one In the middle of a sentence, contradicting theContinue reading “Using ‘however’”