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Non-fiction book editing

Finding an experienced non-fiction book editor just got a lot easier. Susie Stevens has worked in publishing for over 25 years and has extensive experience editing non-fiction and educational books. One of the most important things a writer can do is to  find the right editor to help with the structural elements of the book:

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Educational editing experience

As an accredited editor with 20 years experience in education resources and text book editing, Susie Stevens has worked across all the educational sectors: tertiary, business training and development programs, secondary school materials and primary resources. University educational resources My work at university encompasses my own university career and working for others in the university

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What are the different types of editing?

Susie Stevens, professional freelance editor based in Sydney Australia explains the three different types of editing. Structural or substantive editing This is the first step after the writer has said: ‘That’s it – time to put the baby on the mountain’. During the structural edit, the editor will look at the main purpose of the

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Freelance Sydney Editor

Susie Stevens is a freelance editor working in Sydney Australia. Her experience as an editor is extensive with over 25 years working in the publishing industry. Expect professional editing and proofreading As a professional editor and proofreader, Susie uses the Style Manual 2002 sixth edition and Macquarie Dictionary as references. Susie also works to in-house

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Editing and Proofreading Rates

Bold Type is an editing and proofreading business based in Sydney Australia. We work for businesses, government departments, publishing companies, academics and writers from all over Australia and the world. Our rates are reasonable but not the cheapest you will find. However, you will get a very professional editor and proofreader with many years of

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Proofreading

Proofreading is the final stage of the publishing process and takes place after the manuscript has been typeset as the final check for typographical errors before printing. In the case of online publication, it is done prior to posting the content on an Intranet or the Internet. It is the proofreader’s job to check the

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Converting text from print to web publishing

Converting text from a traditional print format to a web-style format requires more than a traditional structural (substantive) edit and copy edit. The flow of a print document is linear. The same content on-screen requires a completely different navigational system. Recently, I was given the job to edit an Engineering Careers Manual which had been

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Editing text for engineering careers website

Editing text that will go up on a website is different to editing for print publications, especially if the work involves transforming text written for print so that it will work online. It involves a substantive edit which changes the structure of the text so that it works for website navigation. Identifying linking pages within

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Signposting information

An important feature of the structure of any document, whether on a website or in printed format, is effective signposting. Signposting techniques include: using headings and heading hierarchies to map the structure for readers using lists to draw attention to key elements of the information cross referencing information: in print referencing other pages within the

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Structuring content

It’s true that content is king, and it is also true that unstructured content is death. Think of editing as the process of taking an uncut diamond and turning it into the sparkling gem that will be the centrepiece of a beautiful ring. The difference between an unedited piece of writing and the final version

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