Yearly Archives: 2012

Put It In Writing

November 5, 2012

Working without a net

Most of you wouldn’t think of beginning an editing project, or making a major purchase, without a contract in place. I was like that, too. I never began a new project without either a signed contract on file or an email where both parties made it clear what they would and would not do. But I didn’t do that with a recent project. That mistake cost me time and money. Take … Read more.

Editorial Training and Industry Consensus? A View from the UK

May 21, 2012

Training isn’t the whole story when it comes to a successful editorial career – of course, UK publishers take into account other factors such as copy-editing and proofreading experience, in-house work, publishers’ competence tests, and great testimonials. No surprise there. But if you want to train as a proofreader or copy-editor and you don’t have those strings to your bow, you need to prepare yourself for market. The obvious first step is to train.

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How Do You Know When You Know Enough?

March 8, 2012

On Monday, March 05, 2012, Katharine O’Moore-Klopf published a blog entry that discusses how editors can improve their skills on her EditorMom Blog. You can find that blog post in its entirety at

I have posted the beginning paragraph to that blog post with her consent here. I highly recommend that you read the entire post. It’s well worth your time.

How Do You Know When You Know Enough?

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The Business of Editing: Editing Tests

February 14, 2012

If you’re a freelance editor, you’ve had to take your share of editing tests. Whether you hate them or love them, they’re part of being a freelance editor. Rich Adin’s blog post, “The Business of Editing: Editing Tests,” discusses editing tests and provides helpful hints for every editor as he/she prepares to take an editing test. I think you will enjoy this post and learn a lot from it. I know I did. Enjoy!

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