How Editing Helps with Writing

1 December 2017
1 Dec 2017
1 min read

At the heart of writing is a transfer problem. I currently have an idea in my head that I want to express in this article; however, during my first draft, maybe 40-60% of that idea is accurately relayed. The rest of it is lost, due to the difficulties in translation.

However, once I edit this article, I can get that percentage higher and higher. After a couple of revisions, the article begins to approach 95% of the idea I had in my head. So the point of editing isn’t to remove errors,1 it’s to make sure this article perfectly matches the idea in my head.

  1. Although I do have several of those. ↩︎

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