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The importance of editing using different techniques – Part 2

In the first part of this blog, I set out the ways in which I approached editing and proof reading of my manuscript and why it is important to use a variety of techniques to get the best book possible … Continue reading

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The importance of editing using different techniques – Part 1

Writers are all different. I am a planner and first draft writer. I can get lost in the worlds that I have created and can be “away” doing my thing for hours at a time, day after day and so … Continue reading

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Honing the manuscript

When is enough? and when is too much? These are very difficult questions to answer as a writer. On the one hand the manuscript is your baby. You have invested hundreds or even thousands of hours getting it so far. Yet, … Continue reading

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My busy autumn and winter, so far

Some of you may have noticed that my usual many times a week postings have dried up a bit of late. There are good reasons for this. It has been because of my writing and it is time to fill … Continue reading

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More about copy editing

Following on from my recent post where I sent my manuscript to a copy editor and dealt with the errors and comments, I took another look at the work. I was surprised by what I saw and how “long winded” … Continue reading

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Why it pays to use a copy editor

The great debate amongst writers. “When is my work ready?” A tough question for those of us who haven’t got a publisher or have any history of published written work (other than FB and blogs). It’s an old question. The … Continue reading

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Using NLP to help you edit long passages of writing.

Writers are often the worst kind of people to edit written work because they are frequently a stakeholder in or are connected in some way to the work. Writers know that they should get someone else, a beta reader, to … Continue reading

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