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Month: October 2014

Revelations of a Ghostwriter

by Stacey Donovan My life is blessed with ghosts. Those of my grandfather, my father and my uncle, specifically, all of whom wanted to be writers. My grandfather snagged the boat over from Ireland and became a Boston shoe salesman instead. My father ended up a stockbroker in New York City after foregoing his novelist …

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Put a c on it | copyrights

  Sara Hopkins I remember years ago when I worked at a publishing office in a physical office building, a manuscript of actual paper crossed my desk. It was clearly marked at the top with the copyright symbol and standard wording (Copyright © 2014 by John Doe. All Rights Reserved.), which was repeated on every …

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The Differences Between Editing and Proofreading Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry

by Marie Valentine, Developmental Editor Lots of editing types exist, from technical to business to poetry, and all styles in between (developmental, line edits, proofreading, and others). In this article, I briefly discuss editorial approaches to various arenas of writing. Editing and Proofreading Nonfiction Business editing requires copywriters who come up with the material. These clever folks know …

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