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Breaking into Copyediting, Part 3: Getting Your First Editing Job

In this series, I’ve been digging into how to get started in copyediting. In part 1, I outlined the knowledge and skills you need to get started. In part 2, I discussed how you’ll need to continue your education to … Continue reading

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Breaking into Copyediting, Part 2: Continuing Your Training

In part 1 I outlined the basic knowledge and skills you need to become a copyeditor. The list is long, but even the longest training programs (university certificate programs with several courses) can be finished within a year. And once … Continue reading

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Breaking into Copyediting, Part 1: Training Required

There’s a popular idea that if you’re good at spotting typos, you can be a copyeditor. Spotting typos shows an eye for—and an interest in—details, and that’s a great start. But there’s so much more to catch. A colleague recently … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Fact-Checking as a Copyeditor

Fact-checking is often an added task to a copyeditor’s already long list of duties. 6 tips to doing it better. Continue reading

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Making the Case for Copyediting

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.

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When One Door Closes …

For the last three years, I’ve been running two businesses: this one and Pilcrow Group, which owned Copyediting, publisher of content and training for copyeditors. Before that, I was the editor-in-chief of Copyediting with its previous owners for five years. … Continue reading

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Right Touch Editing’s Writing Takes the Gold!

Representing Copyediting, Right Tough Editing won the New England Direct Marketing Association’s (NEDMA’s) 2018 Gold Award in the Collateral category (brochures, catalogs, annual reports) for work on the Organization Subscription Package. Brenner worked with Copyediting training director Laura Poole to … Continue reading

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