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Is proofreading ability innate or learned?

To proofread at the high level needed for publications, the proofreader: must have been trained as an editor or proofreader (theoretically and/or on-the-job); i.e. must have learned an excelle...

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

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

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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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Self-publishing services: life stories and memoirs

Sally-Anne Watson Kane has been scribing, editing and producing self-published life stories, memoirs and oral histories for 26 years. We are currently producing these self-published books (2021) ...

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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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FAQs for writers – beta reading, manuscript assessment, structural or developmental editing

FAQs about beta reading, manuscript assessment, and structural or developmental editing 1. At what stage should I look at having my manuscript beta read, appraised or edited? Prior to requesting ...

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The importance of intuition (for editing consultants and freelancers)

Editors need good intuition to carry out their work, whether they're an employee or running their own business. Freelance editing consultants need good intuition, not only to do their work  as ...

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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 small team of contractors who are highly experienced typists, writers, scribes, editor...

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The final copy edit

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. The 'final copy edit' of a document that is not i...

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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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