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”

The guide to style guides!

Style guides. What are they? Why are they essential to my work? Why should you use them too? The basic definition Why are they important? If consistency is your top priority, then applying a style guide across your business/brand/work will be the butter to your bread. Whether you’re writing a novel, or creating content forContinue reading “The guide to style guides!”

A professional editors advice for writers before sending manuscripts.

As a copy editor, I know my role. I know what I need to look for within a manuscript, and my grasp over the English language is excellent enough to efficiently locate errors and inconsistencies. It’s my job, and I adore it. But, I always think that the process I go through with a writerContinue reading “A professional editors advice for writers before sending manuscripts.”

How does a book stand out and become memorable? What can you do to help your writing stand out?

As you would probably hope from someone who loves to copy edit manuscripts, I’ve read A LOT of books. I couldn’t speculate a number. I’ve read for as long as I can remember, but I can’t recollect everything I’ve ever read. I find this pretty annoying, I’d love to be able to clearly recall allContinue reading “How does a book stand out and become memorable? What can you do to help your writing stand out?”

Beta Reading — a guide for readers and writers.

I love beta reading. When it’s done properly and well, it can be hugely valuable for both writers and readers.  Writers get to gain important feedback and advice from others who enjoy their genre. Readers gain an outlet for their knowledge, passion and opinions. Luckily, my experience with beta reading has always been positive andContinue reading “Beta Reading — a guide for readers and writers.”

A Guide To Microsoft Word Track Changes

Being an editor, proofreader and beta reader means that I have a great knowledge and a large amount of experience when it comes to Microsoft Word track changes. I want to use my experience and knowledge to help others when it comes to using this part of Word. I promise that although this might seemContinue reading “A Guide To Microsoft Word Track Changes”