Those “editorial senses” can lead to unbelievable “saves,” but can you hone them or are you just born with them? Start building your editorial sixth sense with this first set of tips (republished in ACES, originally from my How To column at Copyediting.com). More tips to come.
Start cultivating your senses, expose yourself to as much info as possible:
- Take in everything
- Play games
- Be curious
Have you ever made an unlikely catch because you felt the tingle of those editors’ senses? Have you done anything to purposely develop those senses?