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Top Ten Ways to Give Writing Feedback to Professionals
Judy Cullins c. 2006

Writing a book? Web site? Promotional Materials? Want to uplevel your already professional quality writing?

Whatever we write, we need to share it with our peers or professionals for feedback before we present it to our paying audience.

Getting writing feedback has many benefits. Even though you know your topic well, you may have some old writing sins lurking in your copy. While a bit scary, if you can put your ego aside, you'll get valuable ideas from others to make your writing more clear and inspiring. You will learn how to identify your writing strengths and weaknesses, and you will develop your own writing style and voice.

You can exchange feedback with your peers via email or you can join a writing or book coaching group via telephone and email support to those like minded who are committed to boosting their business success.

What to Give Feedback On

1. Does the opening grab your attention? How? Is it clear?

2. What needs editing in syntax ? (grammar) Are tenses consistent? Is it easy to understand?

3. Does it use strong verbs rather than linking (to be) verbs?

Do the verbs advance the story and tighten the writing?

4. Does your piece show, not tell? Do you use senses of sight, sound, emotions, touch? Do you use creative non-fiction techniques such as dialogue?

5. Does your piece over describe? Do you have redundancies that slow your writing down?

6. Does your writing use adjectives and adverbs too much? Do the nouns and verbs themselves describe?

7. Is it factually accurate?

8. Is it coherent? Does it flow and sound natural?

9. Are the dialogues believable? Does it have enough dialogue?

10. Does the ending sum up or compel your reader to want to keep reading?

If you wonder why your copy doesn't bring your clients running to you, you may need to tweak it a bit. Submit it to a coach or peer you trust. You'll look like the pro you already are.



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