February 4, 2013 Ferreting Out Filter Words This post has moved to http://wordsmithereens.net/2013/05/12/ferreting-out-filter-words/. Share this:TwitterFacebookMoreEmailLike Loading... Tags fiction editing, fiction writing, filter words, self-editing, Susan Dennard, Suzannah Windsor Freeman, writing 4 replies on “Ferreting Out Filter Words” Simple yet powerful advice. I’ll bet we all have a lot of unnecessary filter words in our manuscripts. I’m adding this to my editorial key that I use to revise my books. Thank you! I was glad I came across it. Someday, I’m going to put all these things into a book on self-editing. I;ve been seeing so much filtering in published work, I was starting to think this was just a personal pet peeve of mine. Thanks for the validation. When you see the issue pointed out like this, a light goes on and you can discern the difference between mediocre writing and professional writing. Most editors don’t edit to this level, but I do (now). 🙂 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.