In our April BookBaby Twitter Chat, Heather R. Todd, professional editor, published writer, and marketing consultant from FirstEditing, shared her thoughts on finding your crutch words and editing your manuscript.

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In a conversation, "crutch words" give you an extra second to think of what to say. In writing, they are glaring annoyances that destroy your writing style.

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Heather R. Todd joined our #BBchat to talk about how to effectively navigate the manuscript editing process after NaNoWriMo, or any major writing project.

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Congratulations! You succeeded in the NaNoWriMo challenge. But without a heavy dose of manuscript editing, your book isn't ready for prime time.

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