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Everything Looks Perfect from Far Away*

My efficiency was compromised yesterday by life. And my eyeballs. And the girlchild, who sobbed into the phone that she just wanted to come home. Well. 551 more words


White Diamond Edits is turning 9!

On 11th November, 2008, White Diamond Edits was born as I navigated the somewhat confusing world of freelance editing!

Nine years on, I’m grateful for those early authors and publishers who gave a newbie a chance, and since then I have edited and proofread over 100 novels, joined the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, worked with several large publishing houses and have a range of amazing clients who make working everyday a joy. 59 more words

Musings on Readability and Consistency

Shorter sentences tend to be more readable than long ones. Since I usually write long sentences in my first drafts (a part of brainstorming, writing whatever comes to mind), my revisions find me breaking those long sentences into shorter ones. 224 more words

Taking Indie-Scribable underground

Remember my editorial service – Indie-Scribable?

After two years, I’m ready to let the website go. It turns out that, strangely enough, there’s not much demand for affordable editorial help with indie books. 336 more words


Professional Development - Copyediting Fiction

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a webinar run by the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) on copyediting fiction. It was taught by Amy Schneider… 358 more words


What Type of Editing Should You Ask For? (Yes, There's More Than One!)

Well, Project October and all the associated intensive writing is over for another year and that means it’s time for Project November and the intensive editing process to take its place. 1,538 more words

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How do I set expectations with my professional services provider?

When you’re hiring a professional services provider, you need to set expectations for your project before you even agree the contract. If you don’t agree the terms and conditions and specific requirements upfront, in the worst case, you might find that your project is cancelled before it starts, or you may get a result which doesn’t match your expectations. 1,351 more words