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How should I format my manuscript for an editor?

November 19th, 2020 by Jane Turner

I get asked this A LOT – “How should I format my manuscript for an editor?” I touched on this in my What happens during an edit post, but I thought I’d go into more detail.   First though – Word, not Google Docs. Word is the standard. If you send me your manuscript in […]

How to Use Track Changes in Word

July 2nd, 2020 by Jane Turner

I’m genuinely surprised how many of my clients don’t know how to use Track Changes in Word. Indeed, it seems to me that only admin professionals and editorial workers seem to understand it’s capabilities! Which really is a surprise – given how prevalent PCs now are in school.   (I was horrified when, at my […]

What are the types of fiction editing?

April 28th, 2020 by Jane Turner

  ‘It just needs a proofread for typos.’ Actually, no – it needs much more than that!   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 […]

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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