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ProWritingAid's Featured Writers for 2021

ProWritingAid's Featured Writers for 2021

There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll be featuring two ProWritingAid users each month to learn more about their writing processes and how ProWritingAid has helped them on their writing journey.

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Revision: Take Your Work from Good to Great

Revision: Take Your Work from Good to Great

So you've finished a writing project. What comes next? In this article, we break down the revision process so you know how to improve your work. Follow these steps to take your writing from good to great!

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Free Training: Editing vs. Proofreading

Free Training: Editing vs. Proofreading

Writers often use the words “editing” and “proofreading” interchangeably. In fact, they are completely unique and separate services provided by professionals to improve your writing. Learn the difference and how you can conduct your own self-edit and proofread in this article from professional editor, JoEllen Nordström.

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How to Copy Edit at Sentence-Level: An Editor's Guide

How to Copy Edit at Sentence-Level: An Editor's Guide

In this guide from editor JoEllen Nordström, learn what techniques and online writing tools are essential during line and copy editing. Plus, discover essential self-editing techniques so you can develop your writing skills and craft as an author while saving time and money on professional editing services.

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Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

Professional editor JoEllen Nordström guides you through the 38 story elements editors look for. You can self-edit using this list before submitting your manuscript for structural editing. Or, you can use this list to better understand the structural editing process.

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Preparing Work for Beta Readers: 8 Steps for Better Feedback

Preparing Work for Beta Readers: 8 Steps for Better Feedback

If you're considering using a beta reader, what should you do before you send your work to them? These tips will save you time, get you the feedback you need, and make the best use of your beta reader.

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How to Fix Your Writing Tics with Joanna Penn and Chris Banks

How to Fix Your Writing Tics with Joanna Penn and Chris Banks

ProWritingAid's CEO Chris Banks joins Joanna Penn on her podcast The Creative Penn to talk all things ProWritingAid. Listen now to find out the most common writing tics, how ProWritingAid helps you address them, and how AI could open up a whole new future for writers.

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What Are The Four Stages of Editing? How to Approach Each Editing Type

What Are The Four Stages of Editing? How to Approach Each Editing Type

Editing has four stages. Whether you're a newbie still getting into your writing journey or a seasoned author with an established writing career, you must be familiar with these stages and ready to apply them in your editing process. In this article, professional editor JoEllen Nordström explains every stage, including when you can self-edit and when it's best to leave it to the pros.

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5 Ways Writing Technology Can Help Dyslexic Writers (Editing Tools, Video Guides and More)

5 Ways Writing Technology Can Help Dyslexic Writers (Editing Tools, Video Guides and More)

In this guide, we cover five ways that writing technology can be useful for dyslexic writers. From video guides to document outline ideas, ProWritingAid can help you build your writing toolkit.

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10 Editing Mistakes to Avoid According to a Professional Editor

10 Editing Mistakes to Avoid According to a Professional Editor

Professional editor JoEllen Nordström shares the ten worst editing mistakes writers commonly make. To win the editing battle, you need to understand the foundation of each mistake. In this article, JoEllen explains the most common errors and how you can fix them.

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What Is a Plot Hole?

What Is a Plot Hole?

How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.

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Positive Mindsets for Writers

Positive Mindsets for Writers

Writing isn't all fun all the time. Rejection, obscurity, disappointment, criticism—we'll encounter them all. Next time you do, I hope this article helps you.

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6 Steps to Hiring a Good Editor

6 Steps to Hiring a Good Editor

Editing is what will ultimately determine your success as an author both now and in the future. In this article, we discuss how to hire an editor for your book.

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Editing Bundle: The Write Practice Pro and ProWritingAid

Editing Bundle: The Write Practice Pro and ProWritingAid

This week we are partnering with Joe Bunting and the awesome folks at The Write Practice to offer a great bundle for writers. Use ProWritingAid to polish your writing and then share it with the amazing community on The Write Practice Pro. Find out more in this article.

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10 Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them

10 Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them

Finding plot holes is half the problem, knowing how to fix them is the other half. We take a look at ten plot problems and what to do to make your story stronger.

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