Bottom-up editing

February 11, 2004

Nicole offers a bit of novel advice:

Get in the habit of doing one read on stories backward, starting with the last paragraph, then the second-to-last, etc. This will allow you to focus on the grammar and individual words rather than the story line. It’s usually where I find story holes or facts contradicting one another.

(It’s novel because it never occurred to me)

One Response to Bottom-up editing

  1. moatmai on February 12, 2004 at 8:36 am

    My wife does this with crime novels. She reads the last chapter first, then she tracks back…
    Of course, she does this purely for scientific purposes.