Interview: The Difference Between Editing and Proofreading

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29 Aug 2017

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.

Click play to hear the interview.

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The Writers For Hire, Inc. 
At The Writers For Hire, you are hiring not just one copywriter, but a streamlined team of experienced writing professionals. We've perfected our unique cooperative writing model, so you'll have the advantage of receiving a fine-tuned final draft that has been reviewed by several editors.

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