Author Archives: The Proof Angel

About The Proof Angel

I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.

Join in with #wordswhereyouare

This is an interesting one. The OED are asking for help to identify and record the words, phrases, and expressions particular to where you live or where you are from. Which should be interesting? I remember when I was at University, … Continue reading

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How to stand out from the crowd

If you want to submit your work to a literary magazine,  you will know that you are only one of thousands of writers who are submitting work. Depressing, isn’t it? Here is some advice about how to stand out from … Continue reading

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Book marketing

Here are a collection of posts about book marketing: ebook pricing Best Low-Cost Marketing Tactics for Authors 7 Avoidable Rookie Errors for Indie Authors Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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How the oceans got their names

Here is some interesting background to how the oceans got their names. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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7 common errors your PC will not catch

People say that technology is making people redundant all over the place. Well, automated things can do a lot, but at the moment you still get howlers like these: nursing the accurately ill. We meant acutely. the quorum for any … Continue reading

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The moon is green cheese

Here is some background to that odd phrase about the moon being green cheese. Which always seems odd. Why would green cheese spring to mind when you are trying to describe something? How times change… Visit my websites via the … Continue reading

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Getting your characters to talk

If you are writing a novel, conversation is an important part of your book. It brings the story alive, and makes your characters believable. But what should they be saying to each other? This post summarises the types of conversations … Continue reading

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The difference between affect and effect

Many people get confused about affect and effect. Once you have written one of these words, somehow it looks wrong. Looking it up often doesn’t help. If you are already confused, working out whether you are dealing with a verb or … Continue reading

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Do you want to write for Warner Bros?

This could be your chance. Find more details here. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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Writing opportunities for May and June

Here are some links to look into if you want to get your work published. Opportunities for writers in May and June. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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