An Editing Checklist for Self-Publishers

An Editing Checklist for Self-Publishers

Review #1 – Check for spelling errors

  •        Are all formal names correct and typed correctly?

  •        Have you checked for misused words (e.g. there, their, and they’re)?

  •        Have you read every word to make sure the spell checker did not miss a correctly spelled word that is not correct for the context (e.g. "ask" with the “k” left off is "as")?

Review #2 – Check for grammar errors

  •        Have you checked for misused commas?

  •        Have you checked semicolon and colon usage?

  •        Is your punctuation inside the quotation marks?

  •        Are single and double quotation marks being used correctly?

Review #3 – Check for consistency

  •        Is your timeline accurate and consistent?

  •        Have you used the same name and character details for each of your characters throughout the story?

  •        Are character details consistent within each scene (e.g. hazel eyes didn’t change to brown, black hair didn’t change to blonde)?

Review #4 – Check for clarity

  •        Is there any part of the story your readers might find confusing?

  •        Are there holes in the plot?

  •        Are there pronouns that need to be replaced with formal names?

Review #5 – Check for overall readability

  •        How easy is the story to read and understand?

  •        Is the writing geared to the reading level of your audience?


Add Comment


PO Box 2755

Chino Hills, CA 91709


Your cart is empty


Shopping Cart

View Details
Add To Cart
Sold Out