Before you go back to edit a section of your manuscript, take a break.
Stepping away from your words for even just a few minutes will help clear your mind.
When we stare at the same thing, reading and re-reading lines over and over, it all tends to blur after awhile.
It’s amazing how much clearer you’re able to think after taking a break!
When I wrote podcast scripts for Chris Guillebeau, I used this technique all the time. I would finish writing and step away from my work for a few hours. When I returned to edit, it was surprising how much clearer I could see where improvements could be made. I always did this before submitting to my content manager.
Do you use this technique? What helps you in your writing and editing process?