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The editor’s role in producing your book

The editor's role in producing your book is to edit the manuscript to make sure it  is well-structured and error-free, so it is ready for the next stage of production. A brief overview of the edi...

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Proofreading resumes and reports

When people want an editor to review their resume or report to  ensure it is well-presented and to correct any errors in punctuation, grammar or spelling, they usually say they need their document...

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Getting started as an editor

To get started as an editor you'll need two things: an editing qualification, and editing experience. The types of qualifications and memberships you need to be a professional editor are outline...

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Do you want to be an editor?

Every now and then I receive an email or phone query something like this: "I have always loved reading and writing and I have proofread my brother's (or sister's) essay/resume. I don't have any exp...

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Recommended online editing courses in Australia

If you wish to pursue a career as an editor but don't yet have any editing qualifications, you may wish to undertake an editing course. If you don't live near a university that offers a suitable on...

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Self-editing your manuscript

How do you get your manuscript from 1st draft stage to the point where it's ready to be handed over to an editor? Self-edit. Rewrite if necessary. Self-edit. If you think it will help, use beta rea...

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Structural editing

Once a manuscript has been written and self-edited by the writer to the stage where they feel they can't improve it any more themselves, it needs to be edited by a professional editor. Structura...

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Editing oral history publications

The first stage of editing oral history transcripts is described at: Editing oral history transcripts. After that initial editing stage has been completed, oral histories intended for publication ...

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How to get your message across to your readers

As a writer, how do you get your message across to your readers as clearly as possible? 1) clarify your audience, 2) write your 1st draft, 3) self-edit/rewrite as many times as necessary, and 4) g...

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Safety first for scribes and editors

If you're a freelancer or business owner/operator providing scribing or editing services to the public, it's important to have some strategies in place to keep you personally safe at work. These mi...

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