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FAQs about: beta reading, manuscript assessment, and structural or developmental editing

1. What is the most helpful - (A) a beta read, or (B) a manuscript assessment, or developmental or structural edit? (a) A beta read... Beta reading can be helpful in assisting you to know the fl...

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Sally-Anne Watson Kane’s professional development in writing and editing

Professional development: writing and editing non-fiction, memoir, life stories, poetry, fiction Sally-Anne Watson Kane is a: professional editor member of Institute of Professional Editors (...

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The importance of intuition (for editing consultants and freelancers)

Editors need good intuition to carry out their work because intuition plays an important role in the task of editing. Freelance editing consultants need good intuition not only in order to do th...

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The On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading team

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading (OTTEP) is owned and operated by Sally-Anne Watson Kane assisted by a team of 13 highly experienced typists, writers, scribes, editors, graphic designers an...

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Do you have what it takes to be a good proofreader?

To proofread at the high level needed for publications, a proofreader must have: a keen eye for detail and the ability to notice tiny errors training as an editor or proofreader; i.e. excel...

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The steps of producing a self-published hardcopy book

The steps of producing a self-published hardcopy book are: writing and self-editing (including, possibly, beta reading and/or MS appraisal) editing graphic design proofreading, then p...

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Writing and editing: the tools we use for communicating with our clients

We use different communication tools for our different writing and editing services, which include: 1) life story writing, and editing, designing and producing self-published memoirs and autobio...

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The final copy edit

The "final copy edit" of a report, resume, article, minutes etc. is the final stage of correcting the document prior to it being submitted or distributed to the end-user. The "final copy edit" 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 editing stages, for books, reports or other documents

If you have written a document that you intend to publish or circulate in the public arena, it needs to be presented so those readers will read and understand it. Whether your document is a repo...

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