Browsing All posts tagged under »editing«

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.


November 5, 2010


Baroque - it all makes sense now. Time for me to move into my baroque era.

Editors turn the ordinary into the extraordinary

September 3, 2010


Why use an editor when you write? So many business writers think that having a colleague review their writing before publishing is all that's needed. But a professional, experienced editor will give you more than a review of spelling, grammar and punctuation. In this article, I'll show you some of the benefits that come when an editor helps you - turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Meeting writers

July 20, 2010


After managing the fear of talking to a group of writers recently, I was surprised and delighted with the questions that these talented people asked. And no, they weren't about my topic 'Know the rules so you can break the rules': they were about the editing process, and the use of Australian spelling and punctuation.