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On the Basics: Being Businesslike

by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

The other day, I met a colleague for coffee who’s a freelance writer, proofreader, and voice-over professional who has been doing well at finding and being recommended for projects, but confessed to being terrible at the business side of dealing with clients. 1,654 more words

Editorial Matters

How to work with a thesis editor

Dr Kerrie Le Lievre is a former teacher of business and academic writing at the University of Adelaide, and a current freelance editor. She is a professional member of the Society of Editors (SA), a branch of IPEd. 1,191 more words

3. Writing Practices

Proofreading and Editing Services

Submitting manuscripts for review to literary agents and publishing companies prior to rigorous proofreading and editing nearly always results in rejection. It’s the publishing equivalent of playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun. 337 more words


The Cusp of a New Book World: The First Day of Creation

The world of business is an ever-changing world. When I began my publishing career, offshoring was not in the business vocabulary — publishers looked for local-market solutions to local-market problems. 1,424 more words

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Bookmarking for Better Editing

In the paper beginning…

When I began my career, most editing was done on paper; online editing was just starting to peek out of its birth canal. 1,968 more words

Editorial Matters

How to Hire an Editor

Almost all books go through an editing process prior to publication.  Publication editing is the “quality control” standard for the book industry.  The main exception to this best practice is self-publishing.  389 more words

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