He Said, She Said: Tips for Editing Dialogue Tags

4 weeks ago / by David Standen
He Said, She Said: Tips for Editing Dialogue Tags
Dialogue tags can help readers keep track of who is speaking in writing. But many authors overuse or misuse dialogue tags. As an editor or proofreader, then, it is worth keeping an eye out for issues when working on a novel or any other writing that features dialogue. In this…
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Editing Tips: Scene Breaks in Books and Manuscripts

2 months ago / by David Standen
Editing Tips: Scene Breaks in Books and Manuscripts
When a book is divided into sections, each chapter will typically start on a new page. But what about scene changes within a chapter? How do writers and publishers indicate a shift of perspective, time, or location? And what do you need to know about this as a proofreader? In…
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Proofreading Tips: Plagiarism and Copyright in Creative Writing

5 months ago / by David Standen
Proofreading Tips: Plagiarism and Copyright in Creative Writing
Plagiarism in creative writing is harder to identify than, say, academic plagiarism. Despite this, proofreaders may want to look out for potential plagiarism and copyright issues in creative writing. To help you navigate these muddy waters, we’ve prepared a quick guide to the basics. What Is Plagiarism in Creative Writing?…
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Proofreading Creative Writing

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Proofreading Creative Writing
Truth hurts. That’s why everyday life is full of little white lies, and why most of the human race avoids telling anyone that their baby isn’t all that pretty. But proofreaders aren’t so lucky. Our career is a world of uncomfortable truths. And this is especially true when working with…
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