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Why your business should have a Style Sheet

January 20th, 2021 by Jane Turner

  A Style Sheet for Business?   Yes, companies use Style Sheets. And YOU should be using one! There. I said it. (Phew! Feels good to get that out!) Yes, it’s true that Style sheets are most commonly used by authors. Because you can’t go changing your main character’s eye colour half way through a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Manuscript submission dates – Simon & Schuster UK #DigitalOriginals

April 1st, 2020 by Jane Turner

Simon & Schuster UK have just dropped their manuscript submission dates for their #DigitalOriginals programme on Twitter!   Head on over to their Twitter for more info.  (wonders if she can get a SciFi book written before October 15…) And before you submit – consider getting a copy edit from yours truly! I’ll even give you […]

Transcription services for remote meetings – UK based transcription

March 18th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Are your virtual and remote meetings minuted? Are they transcribed and notes distributed? Does everyone, ill or no, remember what was decided and agreed? With the self-isolation required by Covid-19 and the fact that it will be going on at least a few weeks, more teams than ever are working remotely. There is such great […]

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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