proofeading, copyediting, structural or substantive editing, developmental editing … what’s the difference among them all?
Editing and proofreading cookbooks needs a terrier-like nose for inconsistencies, such as ingredient names, measurements and conversions, and how the methods are phrased.
Wouldn’t it be wondering if there was a secret password, or magic code, or mystic gatekeeper who you could invoke, so your work would be picked up by a major publisher?
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to attend some sessions at the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, my hometown. Working freelance… Read more How to start a story … or how to beat writer’s block
For years, I’ve worked either using track changes in MS Word manuscripts or editing directly into InDesign or Quark files… Read more Editing helpers and why I love them
Keeping inspired helps me to focus on a fast-approaching deadline, or to rekindle my passion for editing after a lengthy… Read more What inspires me to edit
The writing process can sometimes seem never-ending. You write draft after draft, revision after revision. When will you know you’re ready… Read more When to stop revising your novel