“If you want to know something well, teach it to someone else,” the saying goes. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I look at where and how editors might teach what they know in order to improve her own skills and knowledge.
Write, Ready, Edit This is the roundup of blog posts and off-site resources that will help you write your book (or speech, or app script…), find an editor, and navigate the editing process. Congratulations! You are on the road to publication. It’s a lot of hard work, and you will be proud of what comes out …View full post
Update: video demo (Oct 3, 2014) So you got the manuscript back from the copy editor or proofreader. Now what? Well, it’s time to check the changes the editor made, answer their questions, and clear up any remaining issues. The file will probably go back to the editor for some final clean up. If it …View full post
“How long will it take to edit this?” The question comes up a lot. At first, estimating seems like a shot in the dark. The best bet is to do a few random pages and multiply your findings to take in the whole manuscript. Also, take 60 seconds to edit a sample and identify …View full post
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Or, How to write science at a level kids can understand. Science vocabulary, by provincial curriculum grade level Children’s writers turn to vocabulary lists to ensure their target audience won’t find what they write inaccessible. Some lists are based on analysis of popular literature – listing the most common words in books read by kids at …View full post
Last post, I discussed using a stylus* or custom stamps to mark-up changes to PDF page proofs. In this post, I discuss two more key skills for copy editing and proofreading in Adobe Acrobat: changing the properties of objects and using text boxes. OK, I’ll slip in a third skill: using the drawing tools such as …View full post
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“There is no freedom to read if you can’t afford to buy books to read,” Laura May said in explaining why Ottawa’s Twice Upon a Time gives books to children in the city’s most at-risk neighbourhoods. More from Laura today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.
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Mastermind groups are the focus of today’s How To column at Copyediting.com, as I continue my series on innovative professional development tactics for mid-career and senior editors. When you have these peers, their energy, successes and support can catapult your career.
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A study group can provide the high-level, in-depth knowledge and peer check-in that mass-market courses can’t offer the mid-career and senior editor looking for professional development. Today in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I tell you the key things you need to do to make it work.
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