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What happens during an edit?

September 9th, 2020 by Jane Turner

What happens during an edit? Every editor is different, but here I want to lay out my process for you.   An editor’s job is to refine and polish your work. To highlight any holes or inconsistencies. To be the pickiest reader you’ve ever had and suggest changes accordingly. With that in mind, send your […]

What is a Style Guide? What is a Style Sheet?

September 7th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Two commonly used resources in any kind of writing are your chosen Style Guide and your personal Style Sheet. This post aims to tell you more about them, and also convince you to use one! What is a Style Guide? A Style Guide is a commonly used reference of prescribed formatting of certain words, terms and […]

What are the types of fiction editing?

April 28th, 2020 by Jane Turner

There are, essentially, three different types of fiction editing that your book should undergo after your self-edit. Developmental / structural Copy/Line Proofreading Some will add a fourth level by splitting Copy and Line editing into two different tasks, but I cannot see them that way—indeed, I find it impossible to split them. Note, though, that […]

Get a FREE Sample Edit

March 15th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Sunday is Sample Edit day! Just completed another free sample edit for a writer, a project I’m excited about. A sample edit is very useful for both editor and writer. For the editor, it lets me see the standard of work so I can properly judge how much editing is required and how long it […]

What is the Four Eyes principle?

February 18th, 2020 by Jane Turner

We at 33 South Textworks are great proponents of the Four Eyes Principle. Have you ever been to a meeting or training course and seen typos or errors in the materials?  Did it make you stop and think, “Well, if they can’t spot typos, just how competent are they?” How about errors on a street […]

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