Browsing All posts tagged under »editing«

Notes on DL brochures

September 16, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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