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The editor’s role in producing your book

The editor's role in producing your book is to edit the manuscript to make sure it  is well-structured and error-free, so it is ready for the next stage of production. A brief overview of the edi...

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Proofreading resumes and reports

When people want an editor to review their resume or report to  ensure it is well-presented and to correct any errors in punctuation, grammar or spelling, they usually say they need their document...

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Self-editing your manuscript

How do you get your manuscript from 1st draft stage to the point where it's ready to be handed over to an editor? Self-edit. Rewrite if necessary. Self-edit. If you think it will help, use beta rea...

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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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How to get your message across to your readers

As a writer, how do you get your message across to your readers as clearly as possible? 1) clarify your audience, 2) write your 1st draft, 3) self-edit/rewrite as many times as necessary, and 4) g...

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How to increase your typing speed

'Touch-typing' means being able to type without looking at the keys because you've memorised where they are. If you can't touch-type, learn If you can't touch-type, you really should learn. Touch...

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Resumes – if they’re worth writing, they’re worth proofreading

Why is it important to proofread your resume? Proofreading your resume is particularly important if you intend to apply for jobs that require good writing skills or attention to detail. But even w...

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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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Choosing the best editor for your project

When choosing an editor for your project you need to make sure the editor is professional, has the right experience, is recommended by referees, understands the exact task, provides you with a writ...

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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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