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Our Poetry Book Beta Reading Checklist

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading's Beta Readers read your poetry book manuscript twice, then write a Beta Reading Report that addresses all the items in the checklist below. Poetry Book Be...

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On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading: our Beta Readers

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading has a team of Beta Readers all of whom are avid readers and experienced in writing reports. We beta read your manuscript then send you a Beta Reading Report...

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Tips: hyphens, and em and en dashes

While the way hyphens are used is pretty universal, rules of usage about en and em dashes differ depending on your country, and your organisation's style guides. The below rules apply to Australian...

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Tips: grammar, punctuation, spelling

Grammar 'That', 'which' and whether to put a comma before which Traditionally, we use "that" with restrictive clauses and "which" with non-restrictive clauses. A restrictive clause 'restricts' th...

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What’s the difference between beta reading and a manuscript appraisal?

The differences between beta reading and a manuscript appraisal are... Beta readers come from all walks of life and industries. They need to be well-read but are not usually editors. The level of ...

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Formatting tips for people editing (or self-editing) in Word

Word Styles The easiest instructions I have ever come across for how to use Word styles to format your document and save time: Word Styles by blogger Louise Harnby. Here is another helpful link: ...

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Line editing explained

The line edit is the first stage of copy editing. It is sometimes called a 'rough copy edit'. Line editing can only be commenced once the manuscript (or other document) is structurally sound and...

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The final copy edit (sometimes called ‘proof read’)

The final copy edit of a report or manuscript intended for publication is the final stage of correcting the document prior to it being designed, proof read,  and either e-published or printed and ...

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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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