If you’re thinking about publishing your fiction, it’s worth finding a fiction editor to make sure your writing is clear and error-free before submitting it to publishers. Good writing often means good editing. Even if you have a great story to tell, if the writing isn’t of high quality, then all the mistakes could get […]
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To shape your manuscript into a polished, publishable piece of work, you will need a book editor. A book editor is a professional who will collaborate with you and help you reach your publishing goal. That way, the final polished piece catches the right kind of attention. Your editor will apply thoughtful changes to your […]
So, you’ve finished your novel or your dissertation, and you want to give it that final read-through and polish. What better way to do this than by using the spell-check function of your word processing program? But wait, before we discuss ways to get the most out of your spell-checker, let’s remember that there are […]
I beg you for a comma or a period or a question mark, even an exclamation point.
One crucial aspect of professional editing is the process of fact-checking. Merriam-Webster.com defines fact-checking as “to verify the factual accuracy of.” (Something more people should be doing…) Fact-checking is not exciting stuff. In fact, fact-checking is probably the most tedious and mundane aspect of a professional editor’s job. However, although this particular aspect of editing […]
When you need to begin proofreading your work, it can be an overwhelming and daunting task. You don’t know what to look for or where to start. However, if you take advantage of the resources available to you and also know a few basic editing rules to keep as a focus, you will have no […]