All parties working on a project need to work as a team. They must also respect each other’s point of view. If everyone is working in different directions then the project will not succeed. Point of View Everyone has a point of view. Often everyone thinks their point of view is the right one. This … Read moreCommunication Skills
Before I get started on the course notes, I’d like to mention that the last two months has been hectic. I’ve been too busy to post or to do my courses. I’ve taken up the editing course again this week, but will defer the writing course until after the editing course is complete. That way, … Read moreEditing Course: Developing Good Working Relationship
You have written a story – short story or novel, it doesn’t matter. Now it is time to self-edit it. It is easy to find flaws in other people’s work, but quite difficult to recognise them in your own. There are three components of self-editing: 1. line/copy-editing, 2. sentence editing, 3. content editing. Line/Copy-editing A … Read moreWriting Course: Self-Editing Your Work
As an editor it is part of your job to watch out for things like offensive language and discriminatory wording — but only when it is out of context. Most of the time, the author does not intend harm or it may be a case of misinterpretation, but the editor must be objective and consider … Read moreEditing Course: Be Aware of What You Edit
The following notes are extracts from the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) website. Copyright Agency Limited Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Phone: 02 9394 7600 Fax: 02 9394 7601 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.copyright.com.au What are moral rights? Moral rights are provided to the creator of works under copyright laws to protect their reputation … Read moreEditing Course: Moral Rights and Plagiarism
Most people recognise the copyright symbol, but everyone in the publishing industry needs to know what might cause a copyright issue. © This is the worldwide symbol that signals a work is owned by someone and no one else has the right to use it. Sounds simple, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. … Read moreEditing Course: What is Copyright?
Before I get started with the course notes, I have to say that this unit is proving to be extremely difficult. Today, I spent two hours attempting to answer vocabulary questions that left me feeling … well, ‘stupid’ is the word that comes to mind. My score left little to be desired and an ‘oh … Read moreWriting Course: Fact to Fiction
You might want to read Part 1 first. Setting A setting doesn’t need to specify a country, it can be confined to a town, house, room, car, park, tunnel or anywhere else. The setting needs to be there but doesn’t need to take on a role. However, some authors manage to make the setting as … Read moreWriting Course: Elements of Short Story Writing (Part 2)