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Copyediting for Science and Science Fiction: A Couple Tips

Copyediting for Science and Science Fiction: A Couple Tips | Hiring a Freelance Editor | Scoop.it
I've just been reading Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and came across a copyediting error that put me in the frame of mind for a short post. It's a caution that good copyeditors hav...

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Frank Steele's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:26 AM

Assumptions, asymptomatically, and editing science or science fiction. Repeats a very important principle in all editing and proofreading: If you're not sure, look it up. Even if you are sure, it's often helpful to look it up anyway.

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The Copyediting Process | Deanna Hoak

The Copyediting Process | Deanna Hoak | Hiring a Freelance Editor | Scoop.it
I posted several months ago on how I decide what to leave alone in a novel I'm copyediting.

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Why Hiring a Copy Editor is a Good Idea - Scribendi.com

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Why Hiring a Copy Editor is a Good Idea
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Hiring a copy editor can save you time and money

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The image of an old man hunched over reams of paper, red pen in hand, squinting through smudged glasses may be what you think of when you hear the term “copy editor.” This image comes from the days when publishing houses controlled the flow of writing from artist to audience. As technologies have continued to develop, that type of publishing has changed, but the importance of hiring a copy editor remains.

What is a copy editor?

Copy editors who revise content written in English must have a strong grasp of the English language. They can turn a rough draft full of spelling, grammar, linguistic, and style errors into a piece of writing ready for print. They often have degrees in English and must love reading and writing in order to be truly successful. They work with the author to improve the original draft, reshaping and trimming the rough work into a piece ready to be published.

Most publishing houses and magazines outsource their copy editing. Increasingly, authors who are unable to get a publishing contract decide to self-publish, hiring freelancers to do their editing and production. Many copy editors work from home, where they freelance for publishing houses or independent publishers.


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Copyediting: 3 things to do before you pay for professional copyediting

Copyediting: 3 things to do before you pay for professional copyediting | Hiring a Freelance Editor | Scoop.it

If you are considering professional copyediting then this article will help you to make the correct choice before spending your hard-earned cash. Not sure is copyediting, a reader's report or proofreading is best for you?


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Copyediting.com interviews

Copyediting.com interviews | Hiring a Freelance Editor | Scoop.it

A series of brief interviews with editors working in different fields.


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