Factors in the Proofreading Process

Factors in the Proofreading Process

There is this joy that comes with typing the words “The End,” in every book. Whether it’s your first book or your twentieth, savour the moment because you have accomplished a great feat. But don’t rejoice for too long because the real work begins now. This work is the...
Top 10 Qualities of a Good Editor

Top 10 Qualities of a Good Editor

Freelancers love to grouse about bad editors. But good editors are a treasure. Good editors share a lot of the same qualities. They: 1. Understand business etiquette. They call or email about your story pitches or edits in a timely fashion. 2. Are organized. They keep...
Why Writers Can’t Edit Their Own Work

Why Writers Can’t Edit Their Own Work

By Jeff Goins A writer can’t edit his own work. My friend the editor reminds me of this. Often. Especially when I leave typos in a blog post. (Thanks, Robert.) Why is this? Why are writers incapable of editing their work? And why, if you are one, should you not even...

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