The Ultimate Edit: Take a Break

This is entirely optional, but if you have time and want to make the absolute best edits you can to your article, try this before publishing it.

  1. Take a few days away from the article. Maybe even work on other articles while you semi-forget this one.
  2. Then come back and read the article out loud to yourself. Pretend you're recording it as an audiobook, and the listener is supposed to understand what you're saying to them

You may find parts of your article that were clear to you at the time of writing but make less sense when looking at it from a fresher perspective.

If you want to take this to a whole new level, find a friend who has never seen it and ask them to read it out loud to you. Then ask them what they thought. 😉