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Notes on DL brochures

September 16, 2014

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Originally posted on Practical Copywriting Tips:
An easy way so see DL. A client asked me to edit a brochure and suggest a format. Once I saw what the brochure was for (promoting a course to time-poor execs) I suggested ‘DL’ format. So what the hell is DL? Swim Communications puts it very well. In…

What is the Value of an Editor?

June 25, 2014

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Originally posted on Molly McCowan - Inkbot Editing:
“Women in Quiet Study,” 1850–1920 (approximate). Courtesy of Boston Public Library on Flickr. About a year ago, I was at a networking event when I was approached by a middle-aged man wearing a black sport coat over a lightweight periwinkle sweater. He was holding a glass of…

Another quick tutorial on apostrophes…

May 27, 2014

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Originally posted on looking up/looking down:
This especially quick tutorial is to clarify a single apostrophe usage that often confuses writers. In manuscripts—and even in print—I frequently see the following: Let’s go to the Molloy’s house. Grammatically, this means: Let’s go to the house of the Molloy. Now, perhaps there is a big burly…

Learning more than editing at an editors conference

May 30, 2013

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Institute of Professional Editors (Australia) conference, April 2013 Living in Queensland all my life, I’d not been to Fremantle (Western Australia) before this conference. And what a beautiful place it is – definitely a place to revisit and explore. This is the report I wrote for Offpress, the Queensland Society of Editors’ newsletter. As I […]

Are those pesky little words confusing your readers?

February 21, 2012

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Sometimes it's the little words that make all the difference to the clarity of your writing.

Brief guide to starting your editing business

May 24, 2011

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You have the editing skills and the enthusiasm to start an editing business. But have you considered what else you'll need to take into account to create a successful business?

Editing is more than fixing grammar and punctuation

January 6, 2011

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Editors give your writing that 'je ne sais quoi' that will have your readers loving and understanding every word.