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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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Proofreading hard copy publications

A manuscript that is going to be published in hardcopy needs to be (1) written and edited to the stage where it is ready for proofreading, (2) proofread before being sent to the printer, then (3) o...

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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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What office equipment does a freelancer need?

Every freelancer or sole trader contractor needs 1) a suitable office, 2) suitable office equipment, and 3) the equipment (including software) they need for their particular business. Home-based o...

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The three stages of editing

If you have written a document - whether it's a report, policy or fiction or non-fiction manuscript - intended for publication, it needs to be presented at the level expected by your target audienc...

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