“What did I learn about the revision process? Most importantly, to first examine the context before doing anything else. Also, that revision is not only about cutting, but definitely also about adding the ‘unpacking’ of ideas.
How will this experience impact the way you revise text? – The metaphor of being a car mechanic, of getting ‘under that car’ and applying tricks of the trade to make the car/text work, will really help me to revise in a more systematic manner, with a ‘healthy detachment’ and more confidence (I will be less afraid of making radical decisions).”
Christien, June 16, 2013