INTERVIEW: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EDITING AND PROOFREADING
With traditional publishing on the decrease — self-published books represented 31 percent of e-book sales on Amazon’s Kindle Store in 2014 — more authors than ever shoulder the responsibility of making sure their books contain clean, polished, and accurate copy.
That means, ideally, that they’re hiring professionals to fine-tune their manuscripts once the writing is complete.
The catch is, when people ask professionals to proofread or edit their books (or any other kind of copy) the client’s expectations may not match the professional’s.
For some people, editing means checking spelling and grammar. Others think of it as shaping the overall structure of the manuscript.
During her latest interview on The Price of Business, Wintress Odom of The Writers For Hire talks about requesting proofreading and editing services and offers tips that clients can use to make sure everyone is one the same page.
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