I think writing a short story every week is actually helping me with my editing. Really.
I'm taking every section of my novel and pretending it's a short story. Not that it needs a beginning, middle, and end. It doesn't need to stand alone. But it's amazing how (for me) this little switch in perspective helps me to see where I've been too wordy, where I need more description, and where my dialogue is too lengthy.
It helps me to look at my novel in shorter chunks.
Have you tried this method? Or is this something that everyone does already and I'm just now catching on? *grin*
I know many of you are editing gurus. Do you have any tips to share from editing your own work?