Ever feel as if you’re pushing your feature story out of a fast-moving plane, hoping it lands safely onto your local pages?
It’s tough to let go of a story you’ve worked on for several days (or more). You’re attached to each word. Pesky vague pronouns, shifting verb tenses and too many commas often slip under the radar.
Use a checklist of editing tips before you let a story fly. Common grammar mistakes include:
- Adjective Drift
Wrong: The property has seasonal creeks and trail access.
Right: The property has trail access and seasonal creeks.
- Vague Pronoun Reference
Wrong: Emily annoyed Nancy, but that didn’t stop her from asking for help studying.
Right: Emily annoyed Nancy, but that didn’t stop Nancy from asking for help studying.
Your Personal Parachute
Did you know 3 Ruralite editors sign off on every page of the magazine, including your local pages? Now that’s a parachute.