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Which is the difference between Revising, Editing and Proofreading? Which are the things to consider and the tricks to use? Discover it reading this article
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Brain science says our minds are sense-making machines. Our minds will interpret what's in front of us as what we expect to see, mentally filling in omitted words, for example, or seeing expected end punctuation that isn't actually there. So how does one trick the mind to stop making sense (and assumptions)? Here are a few tricks I use at work to ensure I catch everything.
Good ideas to take a fresh approach to proofing. I agree with reading through several times (for me, usually three), each time looking for different types of errors.
As many of my friends, fans and followers know, I have spent a lot hours editing my new novel, From the Sky, this week. I sat down to it thinking that it would be a line edit, an exercise in spotti...
Following on from last week's very popular guest post, Why Hire An Editor?, Robert Doran, editorial director at Kazoo Independent Publishing Services, is back today to tell us about structural edit...
Lately, I’ve been concerned with an angle of the digital market that needs discussing: Editors. It concerns me that so few digital-only/digital-first writers are hiring this all-important help before the books go live.
Writing plays a key part in your life. Whether you're a blogger, teacher, administrator, or someone else ... writing (and therefore proofreading) is a critical skill. The post A Beginner’s Guide To Proofreading appeared first on Edudemic.
This is a post by Novel Publicity Marketing Director, Pavarti K Tyler Does a novel have to wear an Oprah sticker to be worthy of discussion? Of course not. Book Clubs exist in all shapes and sizes;...
Time and time again on this site we tell you that it’s vital to have a close group of people around you who share your love of writing.
But…you have to be careful.
Without meaning to, friends can actually damage your work with blind encouragement. They can kill your writing with kindness.
I’ve been surfing the internet to locate more free tools for bloggers and writers. Editing your writing can be difficult for professional writers, and it can be twice as hard for those whom E...
. . Recently I read a fantastic book, that really hooked me, wanting to read more from this author. It had not a single typo or grammar error. However, the protagonist, a young girl, was using an i...
We use the terms first draft or rough draft when we are initially writing a piece because almost every single project is going to go through multiple drafts. But how is the drafting process tackled? And what are the benefits of multiple revisions?
Story editing isn’t just a matter of doing a spell check and looking for grammatical errors or inconsistencies.
Yes! This is by far the best post I've come across with the three pigs (imagine a French accent here) as a topic. To offer "stir" as meaning of pique is helpful, for the closest to the irritation which the onomatopoea (more in French than English) brings forth. "Ça pique!" may be uttered after misplacing key's, suffering a bite of an ant, or better yet, someone else by a fly (as in the saying "Quelle mouche t'a picqué?") in that latte case the expression means what's bugging you? As for a copy editor imaginative and inquisitive while correcting, a wholehearted Yes! to that as well.
This article was written by Dominic Braham and Anthony Gaughan and originally appeared in English Teaching Matters, the English Language Teachers’ Associations journal. Before we get started…...
Every writer needs feedback - but a lot of those writers could use lessons in how to politely ask someone to read there script. The Bitter Script Reader offe...
The end of term is approaching and as coursework deadlines loom my students are looking pretty busy! Some are looking relaxed and smug (I guess those are the ones who started their assignments ages...
Invigilating FCE & CAE recently, I saw precious little evidence of planning/brainstorming prior to leaping into writing tasks (and subsequently messy arrows & crossings out) but also candidates writing up to the buzzer and not giving themselves any time to check their own work. Absolutely NOT a waste of time - those extra 10 words won't make a difference; the re-read will rescue points.
I am frequently asked what the difference is between proofreading and copy editing. Then there is content editing. What is the difference between copy editing and content editing? Contrary to what most authors think, there are distinct differences among the three.