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Over the past 28 years of my editing business, I have been consistently busy. Rarely did I have any down time and I nearly always had multiple projects going simultaneously. 1,050 more words
Thanks to The Digital Reader, a blog that I read daily, for bringing this video to my attention.
The following video sums up the argument for and against the serial (Oxford) comma and is worth watching:
Richard Adin, An American Editor
What Do New Starters Need to Know?
by Louise Harnby
Like many of my fellow editorial business owners, I’m often approached by potential new entrants to the field who want advice about getting started. 1,490 more words
Increasingly, I wonder why professional editors are being hired. In reading online discussions, it is pretty evident that (a) everyone thinks they can be an editor, (b) a growing number of authors think that self-editing or peer editing is more than sufficient, (c) professional editors are believed to be overpaid, and (d) people who have edited a romance novel think they can as competently and easily edit a 5,000-page manuscript on the genetics of cancer. 996 more words
Today’s column by Erin Brenner marks the first essay in a new monthly series, “The Practical Editor.” In this series, Erin will address real-world editorial issues and the balance needed between real-world demands and what could (would) be if all the stars were aligned in the editor’s favor. 839 more words