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Is proofreading ability innate or learned?

To proofread at the high level needed for publications, the proofreader: must have been trained as an editor or proofreader (theoretically and/or on-the-job); i.e. must have learned an excelle...

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‘Rough’ copy editing explained

Copy editing is the final stage of editing prior to the graphic design stage. Copy editing comprises:  one ‘rough' copy edit (sometimes referred to as the first pass of the copy edit), f...

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Structural or developmental editing – what is it?

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: how to make your book more accessible to people with reading difficulties

This article is about editing and producing publications in a way that makes them more accessible to people who have reading difficulties caused by dyslexia, limited literacy, or other conditions o...

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Why network with industry colleagues?

Some of the benefits of investing your time and energy in networking with your industry colleagues are: you will learn and keep up-to-date about industry developments you will be given oppo...

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Tools & tips for self-editing your document in Word

Word Styles The best instructions I have ever come across for how to use Word styles to format your document are here: Word Styles by blogger Louise Harnby. Another helpful link is:  How to u...

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How ‘COVID-19’ has dramatically increased learning opportunities for rural and remote Australians

One of the positive responses to COVID-19 has been the immediate and widespread use of online platforms (Zoom, Webex, Whats App, GoogleTeams etc.) for workshops, seminars, meetings and discussions....

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About on-site editing courses in Australia

Many institutions in Australia offer on-site degrees, diplomas and certificates in editing. University and TAFE courses tend to be higher cost and their courses are nationally recognised. Award ...

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Editing fiction and non-fiction: a comparison

The purpose of editing any publication, whether non-fiction or fiction, is to make the corrections necessary to ensure that the author's meaning, and voice, are conveyed as exactly as possible to t...

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Self-publishing case study: the path from handwritten MS to ‘printer stage’

This detailed case study is about a manuscript (MS) written by Michael Cusick in 2017-18, that was typed, edited and designed by On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading, and self-published in mid-...

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