Skills Needed for Writers and Editors

Skills Needed for Writers and Editors

Written language skills are an integral part of many positions in almost every industry. Even staff positions and freelance opportunities that centre around writing or editing skills occur in multiple fields that don’t overlap. For example, just because you can create...
8 Proofreading Tips and Techniques

8 Proofreading Tips and Techniques

Whether you are writing a magazine article, a college essay or an email to a client, getting your text free of mistakes is essential. The spelling checker helps, but it is far from foolproof. That is where proofreading comes in. Below you will find eight tips and...
Why Writers Can’t Edit Their Own Work

Why Writers Can’t Edit Their Own Work

By Jeff Goins A writer can’t edit his own work. My friend the editor reminds me of this. Often. Especially when I leave typos in a blog post. (Thanks, Robert.) Why is this? Why are writers incapable of editing their work? And why, if you are one, should you not even...
Factors in the Proofreading Process

Factors in the Proofreading Process

There is this joy that comes with typing the words “The End,” in every book. Whether it’s your first book or your twentieth, savour the moment because you have accomplished a great feat. But don’t rejoice for too long because the real work begins now. This work is the...

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