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What’s the difference between beta reading and a manuscript appraisal?

The differences between beta reading and a manuscript appraisal are... Beta readers come from all walks of life and industries. They need to be well-read but are not usually editors. The level of ...

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Self-publishing At Crib Point! The path from handwritten MS to ‘printer stage’

Michael Cusick first approached On Time Typing in October 2017, to ask if we could assist in typing  and publishing  his handwritten manuscript (MS) about the history of the Crib Point football, ...

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OHS for self-employed consultants

Consultants and other self-employed people who work from home-based offices have to look after their own Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and make sure they maintain a safe workplace, whether i...

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Freelance editors: why networking with other editors is important

The more professional editors talk to other professionals within the editing industry, the more we learn and grow. We learn more about the theories and practices of editing and related industries;...

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Tips for people editing (or self-editing) in Word

Editing tips Track Changes: how do you accept all formatting track changes (but not any other changes)?  In the 'Show Markup' drop-down menu, un-tick everything except for 'formatting'. Onl...

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Line editing explained

Line editing a manuscript is the stage of editing focused on correcting or improving the tone, style and consistency of the manuscript. What does the line editor do? The line editor: identif...

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Copy editing explained

Copy editing a publication is the final stage of correcting a manuscript prior to it being designed for publication. Copy editing other types of documents (e.g. reports, policies, applications, ...

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Proofreading hard copy publications

A manuscript intended to be self-published in hardcopy needs to be edited, designed, proofread, sent to the printer, then the final 'proof' checked or proofread, before the print run commences. ...

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Proofreading the printer’s final ‘proof’

Once you have submitted your proofread manuscript to the printer, there is one proofreading task left to do. The final 'proof' When your manuscript is in the printer's system and ready for printi...

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Self-publishing: file formats from writing to proofreading

Most manuscripts are written and edited in MS Word or other word processing programs. The program you then use to design and proofread your manuscript depends on the type of publication. Editing y...

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