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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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Structural editing explained

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 freelance editors (and other freelancers)

If you're a freelancer or business owner/operator working from home, it's important to have some strategies in place to keep you personally safe at work. These might include 1) OH&S rules for p...

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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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