Connecting with book shops

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_459Book shops can be another weapon in the marketing arsenal of an author. But they are delicate flowers, and need careful handling.

This post explains how to approach your local book shop.

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Write comedy for the BBC

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_483Do you have some some comedy scripts? Bridget Whelan has found some links for you. But you need to be quick about it, the deadline is April 1st.

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Competitions for writers in April and May 2015

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_496Here is a list of writing competitions in the next couple of months. Some of them finish on 1st April, so click now to avoid disappointment.

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Why do you need a copy editor?

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_413Some people these days think that editors are a thing of the past. With all the help you get with grammar and spelling from software like Word, why do you need to pay someone to look through your work?

Because there is a whole lot more to it, that’s why. One author covers some of the ground in this post:

In praise of copy editors, publishing’s unsung heroes.

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How to revive your story

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_281Is your story flagging? Try these revival tips.

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How to check you have written a persuasive report

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_416If you need your readers to see your point of view quickly, you need to be very focussed in your writing.

When you have drafted that crucial report, it is very easy to be so pleased you have finished that you don’t spend enough time on reviewing the piece.

This is a useful check list to use in your review process.

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A collection of posts about blogging

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_419Today, I’ve got a collection of posts aimed at bloggers:

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