Flash Fiction

Shine, polish and buff/use an editor!

As I waited for my train to take me to my first writer’s chapter meeting for our local RNA group, I received the most exciting email… from my editor. (Oh my god, you can’t say that – they’ll think you’ve got something published ๐Ÿ™„). Actually I think I can use that term, because I have paid a fee to a professional, had a decent-sized short story edited properly before I go on to send it out. I will now see if I can get anyone to sniff it, taste it and maybe even bite and run with it. So, the brilliant Emma Mitchell I shall now refer to as my editor thank you very much ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

You can see all of Emma’s editorial services here at Creating Perfection. Now while I’m not claiming her list of wonderful suggested changes (most of which I humbly admit I have implemented) will make my story ‘perfection‘ I would certainly rather my name be associated with a grammatically correct piece of writing with all the spellings and tenses having been double-checked by her eagle eyes.

What a patient and caring manner Emma has too, while dealing with my technological inadequacies, which left me a little puzzled with the Word document until she came to my rescue ๐Ÿ™ˆ!

I cannot wait to finish implementing the changes, complete the process and send the story out into the big wide world! I don’t even mind if it doesn’t get anywhere – I’ve learnt so much from this process and am excited about the next larger shared project with Creating Perfection. <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/puzzled/”>Puzzled</a&gt;

28 thoughts on “Shine, polish and buff/use an editor!”

      1. Thatโ€™s so lovely. I am so glad. Iโ€™ve had a bad experience and she has really helped me and built my confidence. I will write about it one day

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      1. Stronger, more relevant verbs to empathise a point.
        Deleting unnecessary โ€˜extraโ€™ words which take readerโ€™s attention away from the point of a sentence.

        Sheโ€™s tightened the whole thing up, yet made it sound slick and profressional.
        I believe I have a good basic grasp of the English language, but I am modest enough to realise my work will benefit from an expertโ€™s eagle eye.
        It does not matter if the subject matter does not win over a judge (or publisher if weโ€™re talking novel size piece) but I know itโ€™s walking to school smartly presented with a belly full of breakfast and will the right attitude ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

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      2. Creating perfection offers chapter by chapter editing too … so writers could have three or so edited, and learn enough to continue the rest alone … thatโ€™s one option if pennies are not falling off the trees in your garden!

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      3. I briefly saw a reposted 2017 post …. is there more?
        Let me check!
        Iโ€™ve been filling out forms for short story comps ๐Ÿ˜ฌ and wondering how many I can send the same piece to ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  1. Good luck! My own short story needs a lot of polishing buffing of its own ๐Ÿ˜… maybe by the time Sunday rolls around I’ll have something completed. Horray for weekends๐Ÿ“ƒโœ’๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ—‘

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