Write Experiment 21: Edit Paragraphs and sentences
William Strunk and E. B. White, The Elements of Style. Pearson. 4th Edition. 1999. There are later editions, but somehow E. B. White has been replaced by other contributors. I couldn’t quite let go of “Read Strunk and White.”
Carol Saller. Subversive Copy Editor Blog. There are many brief, entertaining, and useful articles here about all things editing. She makes the important point: even if you feel you have a good handle on editing, you still probably need a copy editor to get things right.
Shane Snow, Just How Much Does Reading Level Matter? January 21, 2015As you edit, keep reading level in mind. Snow ends his piece, “But within a given genre, the best writers tend to write the simplest.”
E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web. HarperCollins Reprint edition, 2012.I assume everybody grew up with Charlotte’s Web, but I might be wrong.