Preserving Author Voice

I recently received a comment from a client who wrote an epic fantasy novel. She said she appreciated that I preserved her voice during my heavy copyedit of her work and that it showed a lot of respect and craft. She went on to say that she couldn’t imagine trying

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Style Sheets

Copyeditors and proofreaders will create style sheets as they review a writer’s manuscript. It’s also helpful if the writer provides one that he has already created as a starting point. So what goes on a style sheet? I’m glad you asked. Style Decisions Funnily enough, style decisions are the first

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How is it Different to Copyedit or Proofread Fiction?

Copyediting and proofreading are the same no matter the material, right? Wrong. Both fiction and nonfiction can bring their own challenges. Usually I talk about copyediting and proofreading simultaneously, but proofreading really is a different level of work and should be talked about as such for this topic. So let’s

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How to Select a Copyeditor or Proofreader

You’re planning for the time when you’ll need a copyeditor or proofreader. You’re a few weeks or a couple of months away from needing one, but you want to make sure the one you select has availability to work on your project when you need her, so you’re trying to

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How Much Time Does Copyediting/Proofreading Take?

You’re submitting your precious manuscript, which you’ve spent hours and hours on and into which you’ve poured your heart and soul, to your copyeditor or proofreader. When should you expect to get it back? Here are a few things that could impact the amount of time it takes your copyeditor/proofreader

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