Substantive vs. Mechanical Editing: What You Need to Know

2 days ago / by David Standen
Substantive vs. Mechanical Editing: What You Need to Know
What does editing involve? Well, that all depends on the type of editing and who you ask. But to keep things simple, we’ll focus on two main categories: Substantive Editing – Focuses on the document as a whole, not the small details. It may involve making major changes to a…
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3 Tips for Staying Focused While Proofreading

1 week ago / by David Standen
3 Tips for Staying Focused While Proofreading
Attention to detail is crucial for any proofreader. But how can you maintain your focus when editing long, dry documents? Or when working for hours on end? We won’t claim to have all the answers, but we do have three great tips for staying focused while proofreading. 1. Take Regular…
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Proofreading Resources: Style Guides

2 weeks ago / by David Standen
Proofreading Resources: Style Guides
Style guides are crucial for proofreading and editing. As a freelancer, you may come to depend on them quite heavily! After all, a good style guide will tell you everything you need to know to edit a document, from spelling preferences tofavored citation styles. But which style guides…
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Copy Editing vs. Proofreading: What You Need to Know

3 weeks ago / by David Standen
Copy Editing vs. Proofreading: What You Need to Know
In the publishing world, copy editing and proofreading both take place toward the end of the editing process. However, these terms are tricky to pin down. And to confuse matters further, many freelance editors offer a mix of both. But there is a distinction between the two, so let’s look…
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