shades of improvement
On my desk this week: the usual stuff and a few new pencils. While editing is usually a chore, I find it’s more fun when I use colors.
After trying highlighters, pens and sticky notes, I’ve found pencils offer a gentler, less aggressive effect on the eye. I hate seeing red marking on anything, it reminds me too much of an English paper, clearly educating me on my errors!
I’ve only found erasable lead refills in a few variations of brown, which doesn’t satisfy my desire to brighten up the dreaded chore. But then, this weekend, I was shopping for some new pens and browsed through the pencil section to discover Ticonderoga Erasable Checking Pencils. In purple! I snagged that four-pack as one might the new iPad, (hint, hint) carrying it while I mused about the pens selection. Turns out, I opted out of the pen choices offered, but I left there a happy shopper with my PURPLE pencils!
What do you use to edit your work? Pen, pencil, highlighter, removable sticky flags?