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Kinds of editors and levels of edit--what every writer should know (updated)

August 7, 2014

Tags: editors, editing, levels of edit, line editing, copyediting, beta reader

Updated 8-5-16, 2-8-16
If you want to hire (or be) an editor, it is important to know the difference between what different kinds of editors do. There are developmental or substantive editors, assignment editors, story editors, production editors, photo editors, line editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders, among other specialties? Read up on the different functions in these stories (more…)

Finding an editor

April 9, 2014

Tags: editors, book doctors, consulting editors, what editors do, line editing, copyediting

Need an editor but don't know how to find a good one? Before you hire, be clear what you need an editor for. Editors come in various flavors. There are
Editors in book publishing houses, who "acquire" manuscripts (buy the rights to publish your manuscript)--who may or may not choose to publish your (more…)

Online Tutorials on Proofing and Copy Editing

March 2, 2013

Tags: editing, copy editing, copyediting, mark-ups, Adobe Acrobat Reader, trimming flab

You can learn a lot about editing online, sometimes for free. Here are good examples of what's out there:
How to use Adobe Acrobat Reader XI to mark up a PDF (more…)