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RS: Learning From Editing pt7 – The Speedy Way Is (Sometimes) The Only Way


‘Don’t Stop, Never Give Up’ Yes… I know that’s a line from an S Club 7 track, but I was more thinking of the fact that I really need to finish this series. So, who remembers this? ^_^ Who remembers … Continue reading

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RS: Learning From Editing pt6 – Waiting Is An Art Form


‘And A Fine Art It Is Too!’ Reaching this point must have involved a hell of a lot of waiting. Waiting for beta readers to come back you. Waiting for responses to your initial submission. Waiting for responses following your … Continue reading

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RS: Learning From Editing pt5 – Repetition


‘To Read and Read Again!’ Repetition. *sigh* And I’m not just talking about removing crutch words from your prose or just picking out sentences that use a similar, repetitive structure. I‘m mean going over a manuscript again and again and … Continue reading

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RS: Learning From Editing pt4 – The Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS)


‘How Does A Brit Write ‘US English?’ By using CMoS of course. If you’re unfamiliar, this is the Chicago Manual of Style. According to Wikipedia (yeah, I know, but that’s where everyone goes and I want to keep it easy for … Continue reading

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RS: Learning From Editing pt3 – UK English vs US English


‘When An Arse Should Be An Ass…’ I could go on for days about this. Days! But I don’t have that kind of time. As my mini series on editing continues, this one is necessary only because Breathless Press is geared … Continue reading

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RS: Learning From Editing pt2 – Your Story Can Always Be Better


Continuing my new series on what I’ve learned from editing, I want to talk about part of the editing process. We talk about editing as if it’s a finite thing. As if you’ll reach a point, be totally happy and relieved … Continue reading

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RS: Learning From Editing pt1 – All Editors Are Different


A new series begins! On Saturday I discussed wanting to share my editing experience with you, hoping that my experiences might help you out in future endeavours. I’ll kick off with a very simple but incredibly important observation: all editors … Continue reading

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