The Clarity Editor

Working with an editor

If you’re going to hire an editor, you of course want to make the most of the experience. The most important ingredient for a satisfying experience is communication.

You and your editor need a common understanding of what the job entails. Here are my tips to help you communicate well and maximize your working relationship.

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Why does it matter that your editor belongs to a professional association?

When a freelance editor (or proofreader) belongs to a professional association, it could hint at some of their qualifications. Editors, unlike lawyers or healthcare workers, don't need a license to ...
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Need a fiction editor? I’m not whom you need 🙂

If you're a fiction writer looking for an editor, I first thank you for considering me 🙂 But I'm afraid I'm not the person you need. Like any profession, editors ...
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Style sheets: What are they & why do you want to use them

Wondering what style sheets are? They're a simple tool that will ensure consistency across your document and help you communicate with your editor/proofreader ...
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Don’t let the marked-up text distract you: Using tracked changes when working with an editor

When someone edits your work, it's not nice to get the document back all marked up in red. Here are two ways you can try to minimize the distraction of ...
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What do you need? Copyediting vs. proofreading

What's the difference between copyediting and proofreading? You can make better decisions and get a more satisfactory outcome if you understand the differences before hiring an editor or proofreader to ...
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RESOURCE: How to use an editor to make your writing better

Here's a useful infographic by Editage Insights which summarizes their article on "Most common reasons for journal rejection." How can an editor help you avoid these problem issues? ...
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6 things to tell your editor before she starts

You want to equip your editor with all the information she needs to do the job. What points should you provide when handing over your manuscript? ...
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My approach to line & copy editing

Line and copyediting are where I feel I can be of most use to my clients. Here are what you can expect in working with me and the broad questions ...
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