What are style guides and style sheets? (And do I need one?)

Style guides are tools editors use to help ensure consistency throughout your novel, thesis, or document.

Style sheets are tailored to a specific project. They condense the most important parts of a style guide into a user friendly document.

How to delete multiple spaces

File clean-up is an important part of the editing process. Before I get into the nuts and bolts of editing a document, I run a handful of global checks. One of these is searching for and deleting multiple spaces. To save your editor time, and you money, try and delete these extra spaces before you send your file to them.

What kind of editing do I need?

There are, broadly, three types of editing: developmental editing (also called content editing), copy editing, and proofreading. Developmental Editing Developmental editing looks at the structure of the whole book. Suggestions are made to improve the clarity, flow, and style of the overall work. While this can be time consuming, it is great to have anotherContinue reading “What kind of editing do I need?”