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Capitalisation of Honorifics and Names is the Bane of my Editing Life

What has this edit and my proof-reader shown me? That I am inconsistent in my capitalisation of honorifics and names. Oh my word! As soon as my proof-reader started pointing them out, she just couldn’t stop. 127 more words

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Plain English

Poor grammar and words misspelt, text talk and bastardised words. You may wonder what all the fuss is about? Why some of us make such a big deal about grammar and spelling. 588 more words

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To stet or not to stet

I read an article recently in The Guardian about how the UK and US versions of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell have large sections which are different to each other.  966 more words

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He's A Writer Too.

This guy earns a living as a writer. Apparently.

In his last email he stated “Obviously this does not give us a huge amount of time. 93 more words

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The Most Common Editing and Proofreading Mistakes That Writers Usually Make

By Gloria Kopp

In today’s marketplace, getting your work out there is often considered more crucial than checking it for errors first. As good as it feels to be the first with a new story, though, it’s embarrassing when readers pick up on the mistakes you made in your haste to get published. 760 more words

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mypersonallthing reblogged this on my personal thing and commented:

Some great advice. Thanks for the post!

Elizabeth: Self-Publishing 101 – Editing

So far in our Self-Publishing series we’ve talked about the Benefits of Self-Publishing,  Book Covers  (the first and oftentimes only chance for a book to make an impression on a potential reader) and… 730 more words

Fiction Writing

There is Nothing Better...

There is nothing better than someone with fresh eyes reading your novel.

There is nothing better than someone proof reading your novel for free.

There is nothing better than someone proof reading your novel while you actually do other work that you need to get done. 110 more words