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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/05/how-to-manage-conflicting-national-schedules/
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/05/how-to-preserve-voice-and-recognize-it-too/
The editing community is atwitter with news of the latest release of PerfectIt — a Word add-in many editors (and non-editors) use to automate mechanical consistency checks in manuscripts. Earlier this week I posted a detailed review on the official blog of the Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors’ Weekly). Today, it made the industry news post at Copyediting.com.
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/05/editing-world-news-updated-software/
“Sometimes you have to edit disturbing topics, and they can get to you.” Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com I share tips journalists use to mitigate these effects, from the advice of Gavin Reese in the Verification Handbook. #emjo
“Pay attention to your reactions. You may not even know that a subject will disturb you until you’re well into the edit. Start that self-care as soon as you can.”
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/04/edit-disturbing-stories-without-trauma/
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/04/how-to-ask-a-client-to-fill-in-for-delays/
Models of mentoring that will help you learn and develop your editing career from new- or mid- or even senior-level. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/03/find-a-mentor-to-boost-your-career-beyond-mid-or-sr-editor/
Call this another resolution: This year, I’m going to spot the red flags.
21 red flags that signal bad projects, and the pitfalls they warn you of; today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. These are those little things that make you cringe and hold your breath. “Is this going to be one of those projects?” you hear your little voice say. “Those projects that turn from ‘Wee!’ to WEEE?” (Worst editing experience ever, Arlene Prunkl put it.)
Is this going to be one of those projects that turn from ‘Wee!’ to WEEE?
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/01/resolution-spot-the-red-flags/
Ahhhh! Flail around in a panic!!! (Step 1 of editing)
Step 2: stand in a superwoman pose for 2 min (I am dead serious. It’s science.)
Step 3: go read definitions of stages of editing and pace thereof. (I’m still clearing vandalism from the site, but eventually the instant estimator will be working again. You can use that to help figure out timing, but it’s based on my rate.)
Step 4: as a new starter, ask for the amount you need [mathemagic voodoo symbol] what they can pay. You can refer to this guide otherwise.
Also, read Melanie Thompson’s Pricing a Project guide which includes great forms for project briefs and more.
Now, go get ’em, tiger. You can do this.
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2014/12/how-to-quote-on-your-first-job/
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Changing the background colour of your document can trick your brain into seeing the words in a whole new way. People with reading disabilities (such as dyslexia) have had great success with this hack. To change the colour, you can use
- a sheet of coloured acetate
- coloured glasses
- background colour of the onscreen doc
- a coloured ruler
How a Ruler Can Trick Your Brain
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2014/11/a-colour-hack-to-sharpen-your-editing-eyes/