How to Recover from an Editing Mistake

How to Recover from an Editing Mistake

Tweet this quote.I have talked before about how to overcome the worry of not being good enough (and here) and I have talked extensively about the verifiable fact that we are only human. Today I’m talking about how to recover from a mistake, keep the client happy, and regain your confidence, in my How To column at

Four steps to take in the face of a mistake: own it, fix it, laugh at it, and move on.

Now I’m going to stand in a Super Woman pose for two minutes. Excuse me.

You might also want to read the post about editing when the words could hold a life in their grasp, and read this post from Riskology about how to recover from mistakes. I refer to Iva Cheung’s comic strip again.

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