The benefit gained through truly finishing your words—and the multiple rounds of editing and revision required to achieve this gleaming shine—may be noticed by not only the writer but appreciated by the intended audience.
What Makes a Good, Effective Read? Editing Does
Everyone has heard the cliché in real estate: “It’s location, location, location.” Well, in 2021, when real estate is booming everywhere, maybe it’s low interest rates and a pandemic-enhanced market. For those in the writing profession, it's editing, editing, and more editing. We know that excellent editing makes the copy sing. Only very rarely does... Continue Reading →
Nonprofits and Associations in the Year of COVID-19: How Do You Ensure Your Attention to Detail?
This year, perhaps more than any year in the distant past, nonprofit organizations have experienced incredible fund-raising challenges. Live meetings with paid attendees or donor events have been postponed, cancelled, or converted to virtual sessions. Registration fees and exhibitor registrations, which fueled much of the annual operating budget, were not an option in 2020 (and... Continue Reading →
The Evolution in Publishing Challenges Writers and Editors Alike
We gained a tremendous amount of production efficiency, slashing the time it takes to go from manuscript to press. I recall working five months in advance to ensure that I had adequate time for the entire process: 2 weeks to edit a new paper, 3 weeks to get queries answered by the author and obtain their final approval, and 1 to 2 weeks for the typesetters to send back galleys (through regular mail or UPS, of course!).