This is a great quote by Zadie Smith, and I couldn't agree more with it. I think everyone finds it difficult to edit their own work, because sometimes we read the words we meant to say and not the ones we actually wrote. The trick is to take yourself out of the situation, put some distance between the writing and the reading, and come back to the text with fresh eyes. If you can read every word like you've not heard them before, then you'll be able to edit professionally.
That is why it is far easier editing other people's work, as you can see it from a new perspective, offering constructive criticism and providing changes that will make the content read better and make more sense.
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