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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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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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Getting started on your editing career

To get started as an editor you'll need two things: an editing qualification, and editing experience. Becoming a member of a professional body such as, in Australia, Institute of Professional Edito...

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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, or would like to add to your editing qualifications, you can undertake an editing course. If you live i...

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