Editing Course: Using Technology

Editing and proofreading is not just about printed matter/publications, it also involves working with other technology such as: A website, where you would proof the pages on-screen and either email, fax or post back the corrections. A PDF document, where you would proof the document on-screen and email back the corrections. A Word, RTF or … Read moreEditing Course: Using Technology

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

Editing Course: Good Grammarian II

One of the problems with grammar is that words and their usage can change. Hyphenation There are two types of hyphenated words: 1. Those that are double-barrelled because it is their normal spelling. 2. Those that become double-barrelled only when they directly describe an object or person. For example, these words are always double-barrelled: by-line … Read moreEditing Course: Good Grammarian II