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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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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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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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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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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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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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Editing oral history transcripts

Oral histories can remain just that - oral - or they can be transcribed into an oral history transcript. For more information about recording and transcribing oral histories go to: Recording and t...

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