Grammar checkers: how much faith should you place?

Before I really get into depth, I want to say a few things about grammar checkers. Firstly, I utilise them for every piece of writing I publish. Whenever I complete a copy edit for a client, I’ll use them as a final check. I like using them and believe that they are really good forContinue reading “Grammar checkers: how much faith should you place?”

Editing steps to focus on for better writing

If you want to ensure your writing is high quality, you’ll need a decent editing process. Editing takes your drafts and fine-tunes them, working to bring out the very best, and improve the mediocre. Here are four editing steps I focus on when copy editing to achieve higher quality writing. If you need more freeContinue reading “Editing steps to focus on for better writing”

How a small business can utilise editing

Were you aware that copy editing can apply to more than just manuscripts? A copy editor can actually work with any form of writing, no matter how big or small! This could be really helpful for a small business owner… When you launch and own a small business, I bet you do more writing thanContinue reading “How a small business can utilise editing”

Long-Term Copy Edit Benefits

A copy edit looks at all kinds of things, and will definitely go in-depth! A copy editor aims to provide edits and suggestions on a multitude of writing elements that will result in boosted writing. But what are the long-term effects of a copy edit? If we look beneath the grammatical, consistent surface, what isContinue reading “Long-Term Copy Edit Benefits”

The importance of consistency in writing

Ask any editor about their buzzwords, and I guarantee that consistency will be on the list. We luuuurve it! And you should too. My interpretation and definition of consistency is the parts of something working in harmony/agreement together. It’s staying the same, following the same processes, creating the same look. The opposite of consistency canContinue reading “The importance of consistency in writing”

Can editors provide you with perfection?

I could make this post super easy and short for you. No. No, editors of all types cannot promise you perfection. Any editor that does is lying.  But, let’s delve deeper. Any person’s writing is flawed by default. That’s the privilege we have of being unique individuals with individual thoughts, experiences, and passions. We mustContinue reading “Can editors provide you with perfection?”

My first business year: how has it gone?

Let’s start at the very beginning…just over a year ago, after a month of lockdown, I was fed up. I’d been in a job that I was uncomfortable with for too long. I wanted change. I wanted it badly and knew that time was probably the best I’d get to make it. After a periodContinue reading “My first business year: how has it gone?”

Self-editing: defeating commonly-faced worries!

When you work as an editor, you become comfortable with the process. You develop the skills, knowledge, and assurance you need to excel and do a high-quality job for your clients. But, you never entirely forget the worries that you had when you first started. These are worries I now know are common to experienceContinue reading “Self-editing: defeating commonly-faced worries!”

Enabling trust

Trust is such an essential part of any job. Trust with your co-workers, your boss, your clients, etc. Personally, the trust that’s essential for me is client trust. Within my profession (copy editing and proofreading), I take on clients and provide them with a service. They’re the people who bring my income and work level.Continue reading “Enabling trust”

Why do editing rates matter?

When it comes to rates, it’s a minefield out there—for both writers and editors. Setting rates, finding the person who charges the right amount for you, it can be tricky to think about everything and make a confident decision. It’s important to know that there are no actual set guidelines for prices when you becomeContinue reading “Why do editing rates matter?”