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Tips – grammar, punctuation, spelling

Grammar 'That' vs 'which' Traditionally, we use "that" with restrictive clauses and "which" with non-restrictive clauses. A restrictive clause 'restricts' the identity of the subject in some way....

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The benefits of networking online with other editors

Networking and information-sharing is an important aspect of an editor's professional development but attending face-to-face professional editor events is not always possible and can be costly. Onl...

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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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Formatting tips for people editing (or self-editing) in Word

Word Styles The easiest instructions I have ever come across for how to use Word styles to format your document and save time: Word Styles by blogger Louise Harnby. Here is another helpful link: ...

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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/proof reading explained

Copy editing reports, policies, applications, resumes, minutes, articles, and other types of documents that are not intended for publication, is the final stage of correcting a document, prior to i...

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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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