Cultivate Your Inner Editor [Leah Baltus]
All Levels | Great, you’ve got a draft—but now what? Don’t just tinker, take a methodical approach to deep editing—from the conceptual analysis to line edits. Learn how to assess the shape and structure of your draft s to sharpen your ideas, develop themes, control pace, and ensure cohesion. Then dig in at the sentence and paragraph level to eliminate clichés, clunky phrases, and extra words to make your work more precise and compelling. Students should have an existing essay or piece of creative nonfiction that they want to edit, roughly 2,000—5,000 words.