In July 2012, April Michelle Davis was selected as an editor to be highlighted in Editor Spotlight. Below is the spotlight! What’s the first thing you notice about a book? Now imagine yourself in a bookstore. You are looking for a good book. What about a book is going to pique your interest to make [...]
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From the first word to well beyond the end.
Words can be confusing. There are thousands of words in the English language, and changing one little letter can completely change the meaning. To make the meaning as clear as possible, know the words that will try to confuse you: Adverse vs. Averse Uninterested vs. Disinterested Suppose vs. Supposed Oriented vs. Orientated Democratic Party vs. [...]
Many people do not understand the different types of editing. They think editing is simply correcting grammatical mistakes and spelling errors. Understanding the three main types of editing and what type of editing your manuscript needs is important in having your manuscript reach its full potential. Proofreading—This type of editing covers the basics: spelling, grammar, [...]
When I was in a composition class in high school, the teacher had the students exchange our essays so we could “edit” each other’s works. My best friend edited mine, and I received my essay back with a few red marks and a “This is really good.” Of course, my essay was average at best, [...]
Editing is a craft. It is not something that just anyone can do. Anyone can read a book and find mistakes, but not anyone can be a copyeditor. A copyeditor takes patience, persistence, and attention to detail. A copyeditor must notice each individual mark on the paper and determine whether it has a purpose or [...]
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