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Subject:Re: Help for a newbie? From:Helen Whitehead <ga42 -at- DIAL -dot- PIPEX -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 12 Aug 1996 20:45:51 +0100
Kate Marventano wrote:
> I am curious as to methods you use in the final stages of your books
> material before handing them off to editors. What techniques do you
> use for proofreading, and ensuring that your material is the best it
> can be before handing it off?
> I just completed my first book, and realized that my attention to
> detail leaves something to be desired.
Sounds like a good job for a technical editor to me. IMHO (and I suppose
I'm biased being an editor as well as a writer) it's always a good idea
to have more than one person see a publication before it goes to final
Yes, *you* need to read it as closely as you possibly can, but a
professional editor/proofreader wouldn't take long to give you their
opinion (therefore not be too expensive).
Helen Whitehead Final Draft Editorial and Writing Services (UK)
h -dot- whitehead -at- dial -dot- pipex -dot- com http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/h.whitehead/
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