Editing & Proofreading

12 Dec 2019

THINK YOU’RE DONE EDITING? TAKE A STEP BACK.

A writer’s work is never done. When you’re writing, you can get so wrapped up in the proofreading and editing process that you miss a HUGE oversight or error in your copy. This goes for all writing — whether it’s a marketing letter, a web page, or a novel. So, when you think you’re done […]

19 Sep 2019

REWRITING: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE TO REPHRASE SOMEONE ELSE’S WORDS

One of the things freelance writers are often called upon to do is rewriting. That is, they’re charged with finding new ways to present information that’s already been written about elsewhere – sometimes because the original format is not suited for the target audience and sometimes to avoid copyright infringement. This isn’t always easy. Sometimes, […]

28 Jun 2019
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A NONFICTION GHOSTWRITER AND AN EDITOR?

With so many different terms used in the process of writing a book, it’s easy to see how someone might get confused. In our previous blog, we explored what a ghostwriter is and what they do. But, how does their job differ from that of an editor? And can a ghostwriter and an editor be […]

04 Jun 2019
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12 LITTLE-KNOWN PUNCTUATION MARKS TO MAKE YOUR WRITING MORE INTERESTING

It is common knowledge that most sentences end with a period. We are all familiar with the often overused exclamation mark, and we all know that question marks help indicate that a phrase is interrogative. But, have you ever heard of an “interrobang?” How about a “certitude point?” This fascinating article from Readers Digest introduces […]

30 May 2019
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HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SELF-EDIT YOUR NONFICTION BOOK

Your book draft is finally finished! Congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back and a much-needed break—at least for a few days, anyway. You accomplished something most people will never do! But the work isn’t over yet. It’s time to move on to the next stage of the process—the editing.   What’s the difference […]

10 May 2019
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DESIGNING AN EFFECTIVE EDITORIAL CALENDAR YOU CAN STICK WITH – PART 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we shared some strategies and best practices for creating an editorial calendar that you’ll actually want to use. In this installment, we’ll continue the discussion by taking a look at some common stumbling blocks to avoid in the process. We’ve identified seven common pitfalls that can derail even the […]

08 May 2019
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DESIGNING AN EDITORIAL CALENDAR YOU CAN ACTUALLY STICK WITH – PART 1

Are you new to content creation? Having trouble keeping tabs on projects with multiple deadlines and lots of moving parts? Still looking for a good way to organize all your projects? Designing an easy-to-use, effective editorial calendar is the key to creating consistent, successful content for yourself, your business, or your clients. It might also […]

06 May 2019
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COPYWRITER Q&A: JENNIFER DELAY TALKS CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND EDITING WORK BY NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS

At The Writers For Hire (TWFH), our client base includes companies from all over the world. We love meeting and working with clients from other cultures – but collaborating on English-language writing projects with non-native speakers can definitely be challenging.  In this installment of Copywriter Q&A, the talented, multilingual Jennifer DeLay explains how to make […]

15 Mar 2019
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HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSAL: TIPS FOR PITCHING YOUR BOOK AND GETTING PUBLISHED

Can you secure a book deal before you even finish writing the book? Sounds too good to be true, but if the book is nonfiction, it’s in the realm of possibility. It all starts with a book proposal. As an expert, you know your subject and have plenty to say. Writing a nonfiction book is […]

04 Mar 2019
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THE EDITOR’S GUIDE TO CAPITALIZATION AFTER COLONS

When it comes to proper punctuation and grammar, editors have a lot of rules to keep track of. And to make things even more challenging, the rules tend to change or differ, depending on which guide you are following. One rule that constantly comes into question is whether or not the word following a colon […]