Thirteen years ago, Dani Greer brought together a group of editors to create a blog that would become an amazing resource for writing and editing advice. Although I was unable to keep up with posting regularly on The Blood Red Pencil, I am delighted to say that I was of the editors who posted in the first month of the blog’s existence.
My first post on the blog was Ten Tips for Self-Editing. Although it was written thirteen years ago, I think you’ll still find it helpful. I hope you go read my post as well as the others that are just as relevant now as they were in 2008.
I’ve also written a series of posts about editing. The series begins with What Is Editing? Each post has a link in the series. You might also enjoy Editing: Turning Dreck into Prose.