I realize that, as an editor of verse, I often throw around lingo that not everyone knows. So I figured it would be a good idea to cover some basic poetry terms in a handy-dandy guide you can come back to!
Depending on the editor you ask, where said editor works, and how they edit, you might get slightly different answers around the types of editing. To make things simple, I’m going to look at the four types you’re likely to come across in your editing journey.
Happy 2023! What better way to kick off the new year than with an exciting adjustment to my offerings.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m big on making sure you take care of yourself while you write and edit and work. If you need a break, take it; if you need resources, use them; etc. So I’m coming at you today with yet another important element of the writing, editing, and freelancing journeys: Celebrate your accomplishments.
New copy editors take time learning them; seasoned copy editors keep them in mind with every job. But I think it’s good for writers to know what the four c’s are, too. That way, when you send your project off to a copy editor, you have a good sense of what they’re doing. So what are the four c’s?
Imposter syndrome. Most of us have felt it at one point or another. It’s that nagging feeling that we’re frauds at what we do and that someone is bound to catch us in the lie. But the thing is, there isn’t a lie at all. So how do you cope with the feeling?
Punctuation can be hard to get sometimes, and some marks prove trickier than others. These are the four punctuation marks that I routinely come across that either need to be corrected or that spur a discussion.
Having resources at your disposal while writing and editing can be a huge help. But there are so many to choose from, and sometimes you might not be sure where to look. So, I’ve created a list of helpful places to start.
Something I see frequently on platforms like Upwork is a description for an editing gig that says “must be willing to sign an NDA,” or something similar. But do you actually need to consider an NDA for your project?
Proofreading is a very important step in the editing process. It’s the final stage, where any overlooked errors are caught before it’s put on display for the world. So this week, I’m giving you seven tips to help you proofread effectively.