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Editors: who they are and what they do

Congratulations! Your contract has been signed and your work is going to be published. Now it’s time to turn your manuscript into a book. Over the next few months you’ll become very familiar with a few people involved in…

By Lian Flick

The creative process
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The creative process

Let’s be honest: it’s difficult to be creative all the time. On some days, the words and ideas flow freely. On others, my mind is a big black pit of nothingness and my Delete key takes a pounding. Some…

By Lian Flick

A Day in the Life of an In-house Editor
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A day in the life of an in-house editor

Ever wondered what an in-house editor who works for a publishing company does? Contrary to popular belief, it’s a lot more than correcting spelling, punctuation and grammar. Here’s a look at a typical day.…

By Lian Flick

Deciphering proofreading marks
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Deciphering proofreading marks

When I started working in the publishing industry over ten years ago, we used proofreading marks on page proofs to tell the compositor or typesetter what changes to make. As the industry moves further into digital and online publishing,…

By Lian Flick