I just came across this extremely helpful post by Bryn Donovan--if you've ever found your head spinning when trying to figure out what level of editing your manuscript might need, read on! Hey friends! Before I published my first book with a publisher, I didn’t understand that there are different types of editing. Even if … Continue reading What Is Developmental Editing? — Bryn Donovan
If the answer is yes, then you've come to the right place: https://writealready2017.wordpress.com/ I've been a freelance copyeditor/proofreader for a while now, and I've worked on all kinds of projects...but what I really excel at--my superpower, if you will--is taking a finished manuscript and making it shine. Most copyeditors will take a manuscript and offer … Continue reading Do you have an amazing story you’ve been dying to tell, but just don’t feel you have the writing skills to do it justice?
Ok. I see the thought process here. Electric, electricuted. But for Pete's sake, you KNOW spell check picked up on that...
I'm sure this poor soul was simply a victim of autocorrect...but this one really made me laugh out loud. More so the response:
No matter how many times you've read through your precious manuscript, I can guarantee you that there are still corrections and improvements to be made. I know--because I'm a writer, too--and I've been there. Writing has always been my passion–and out of that passion, almost by default, grew a staunch conviction that, if you are … Continue reading Finally going to publish that book? Then you need an editor–because Grammarly isn’t enough.
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Yes! Yes! Professional proofreaders DO exist!! 😉 Great post. We’re just starting Week P in our A-Z series of writing. I’m going to talk about Proofreading today. First of all, professional proofreaders exist. These helpful individuals have trained eye that can spot errors in every line of your manuscript. From missing commas and incorrectly placed … Continue reading P is for Proofreading — Sue’s Space
Here's a rare article that not only educates, it entertains in the process. Set aside some time to go through it carefully--you'll be glad you did. Click here: https://authorkristenlamb.com/2019/03/editing-authors-professional-edits/
So if the first word in the fourth line down always trips you up, remember: there should be "a rat" in it (separate).