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Introducing Proofreader, Editor and Copywriter Melissa Hofpar

I am very happy and grateful to host an interview today with Melissa Hofpar, the brains and beauty behind Composed Success! (One wonderful bonus of interviewing a proofreader – you already know it’s word-perfect, making for very light or no editing!) Here she discusses how she got into the profession and the challenges and benefits of freelance editing… 1,314 more words


Five Things You Should Never Say to Your Translator (and Five Polite Replies)

I just read an article…that brings it all together. Politely. As a translator and a proofreader I understand all this. On the other hand I understand it as a client. 50 more words

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CV Spelling Mistakes

I was sat, bleary-eyed, reading the i (a British newspaper) this morning. In it, there was a list of the top ten CV spelling mistakes. The original source for the feature can be found… 285 more words


P Is For Proofreading

You’ve written your manuscript, thoroughly revised and edited your baby until she glows, and now you’re ready to release her to the world. Before you send her off to a potential agent, or think about self-publishing, it is vitally important that you proofread your document, and seriously consider investing in hiring a professional proofreader. 189 more words

So You Want To Be A Writer?

Bargain-basement blogging and self-editing

I’ve been reading a review copy of a book about why every writer needs to pony up the cash for a real editor — someone other than himself, his mom, or his best friend. 721 more words

"How long will this take to proofread/edit?" asked the project manager

The sun is preparing to set in this picture. That can happen surprisingly fast, as you know, but at the same time you must wait. That is the pace at which to… 185 more words


Writing as Therapy: Sci-Fi Romance TICEES (Book 2 of RIBUS 7) Now Available

I shared my excitement last fall over a sci-fi/romance manuscript I was lucky enough to proofread. RIBUS 7 by Shae Mills was a dream project from an editor’s point of view—a compelling story that had been revised and professionally edited, revised again, edited again, and was ready for proofreading before publication. 1,904 more words