It’s tempting to think that hiring an editor means your manuscript will be completely free of errors. But no editing job is perfect.
As practitioners, copyeditors know why editing is important. But those who would hire us sometimes need convincing.
Editing tests are fairly common in the industry. But can you tell when one is a scam?
There’s an unspoken agreement when you take an editing test. Are you following through?
How do you feel about the phrase “due to”? Does it just mean “attributable to” to you, or can it also mean “because of”? The answer largely depends on your perspective.
Your editor sent you back your edited manuscript and it looks great. But what’s this other file they sent? Meet your style sheet.
This quick guide will help you determine what you need in an editor, where to find them, and how to evaluate them before hiring them.
Mistakes happen, and when they do, it’s good to know how to apologize for them. This guide will help you do so.
Fact-checking is often an added task to a copyeditor’s already long list of duties. 6 tips to doing it better.
Last week, one of my corporate clients asked me to do a rush proofread on a PDF file. Time was short, but the team publishing the document had reviewed and approved all the text. There had been no copyediting stage, however.