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Types of Editing

What are the stages of editing? In a nutshell, a fiction manuscript should pass through the following editing stages. Read more

Style Sheets

One of the first things I learned about that was new to me as a freelance proofreader and editor was style sheet creation. Yet, it’s probably the least heard of aspect of the editing and proofreading process for my clients. Read more

Proofreading Software

Is there a “best” proofreading software out there? The answer, like many experiences within the self-publishing world, is “it depends.” Read more

Copyediting vs Proofreading

From my experience, copyediting and proofreading seem to cause the most confusion. In the business world, "proofreading" and "copyediting" are often used interchangeably. The differences, however, are distinct, and if you wish to self-publish, knowing the difference between the two is important. Read more

What Kind of Editing Do You Need?

It’s a wide world of freelance editors out there, and not every editor provides the same types, or levels, of editing. Start your search by determining what you think your manuscript needs. Read more

Editorial Passes vs. Editorial Rounds

"Passes" and "rounds" are common terms used in book publishing, but their meanings can often become confused. There are, in general, accepted differences between the terms. In this post, I'll define each term, its purpose, and where it occurs in the editing timeline. Read more

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