Do You Print Before Editing?

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015Everyone is different. From how they write to how they edit and publish material, each person does things their own way. I, for instance, rarely print an article or blog post. I do have them saved in my documents, but I edit them on-screen.

However, I always print at least a couple of copies of each eBook, eCourse, etc. I print one to begin with, do the edits on paper, then enter them into the computer. Once done, I reprint and read over the manuscript again. If I make more edits, I then enter those into the computer. And this is how it goes until I am done.

Maybe I'm hoping by not printing the articles I'll have made up for all that paper waste. Click To Tweet

Right now I’m keeping each copy, but I am thinking about only saving the final draft in paper form. The other drafts could go in the scrap paper box, and then be shredded when no longer useful. We shall see.

So, do you print before editing? Let us know in the comments, or email me personally at I reply to everyone!

Shannon L. Buck


About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.