Editing Course: Putting it all Together

So far during the course I’ve learned many things. Some interesting theory about the publishing world and some stuff I already knew but was pleased to do a refresher for. The main thing I’ve learned, however, is the proofreading marks and conventions. The topics in the current unit are now all practical exercises, putting together … Read moreEditing Course: Putting it all Together

Editing Course: Perfect Punctuation II

When editing manuscripts for books, it’s important to understand the use of inverted commas for speech, quotes and apostrophes. Speech Marks: Single or Double? We use speech marks (ie “…” or ‘…’) in novels, magazines and newspapers to indicate when a person is talking. Different countries have their own standards when displaying speech marks. In … Read moreEditing Course: Perfect Punctuation II

Canoeing, Gaia, the 17th Century and the Future

What do canoeing, Gaia, the 17th century and the future have in common? They are all featured in my current writing projects. It’s been a while since I mentioned my actual writing and today I feel the need to clarify where I’m at and where I’m heading with these four projects. The clarification if for … Read moreCanoeing, Gaia, the 17th Century and the Future