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Q&A How can I catch more errors when I proofread?

I have a problem where I often proof my own writing and I don't catch all the errors while I am reading through it. I often miss entire words out of sentences or find myself repeating words. I can ...

9 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Joel Rodgers‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Proofreading a novel: is it okay to use a question mark with an exclamation mark - "?!"

Is it ever acceptable to use an exclamation mark following a question mark? I am proofreading a novel and have been instructed to make no stylistic changes, only errors that impede sense/clarity. ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user753711‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A When to ask for feedback of novel?

At what stage in writing do you ask for feedback on your new story? After writing a plot outline? After the first draft? After the second draft? After you polish it for the public? What kind of...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by RichS‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Allowing people to edit/proofcheck my posts on wordpress.com

I have a frequent issue of publishing posts on my blog that contain basic typos, which can be quite embarrassing for an otherwise well written post. On Stack Exchange, other users have the privil...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by dwjohnston‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I trust that the proofreader and designer of a book will not plagiarize our work?

My friend and I are writing a book in English in the Electrical Engineering field. At this stage, we need someone to proofread our texts and also to design the layout of the book, so we will need t...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Electricman‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many errors should I expect from a proofreader?

I hired a proofreader (typos, commonly confused words, minor grammar issues etc) to look at my work, which I plan to self publish. She found most typos, but from a 66,000 word novel, missed about ...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by aaa‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I escape my own experience?

When writing academic text, you're often in the position of having to write introductory or explanatory material for your audience. Usually you write this kind of material after you've explored the...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by naught101‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I find logical errors in my novel?

I have completed writing a novel and have revised it many times. I am very worried that I may have made some logical mistakes, like not revealing a secret, or using different hair colour for same c...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Abhishek dot py‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question novel proofreading
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Q&A What should my redraft phase entail?

I've been reading Stephen King's On Writing and he's got quite a lot to say about the redraft phase. He explains his working method. Write with the door closed, just for him and create a 1st draf...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Liath‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A If I'm going to hire a copyeditor, do I need to do any proofing myself?

For my book I'm planning to self-pub, I aim to hire a copyeditor / proofreader at some point. The question is this: Should I do any proofreading myself, other than using a spell checker? Currently...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Shantnu Tiwari‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Describe all corrections as clearly and unambiguously as possible

I have a paper that will be published. The editor sent me an email to return corrections. The requirement: Please follow one of the following two options for returning proof corrections: 1) ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Love‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Proofreading a novel: when should exclamation marks be used? [closed]

I'm proofreading a novel - the brief has instructed that I do not make any stylistic changes, and correct only the obvious errors that impede sense/clarity. There are several places where I feel a...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by user753711‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to choose an English proofreading and editing services for master thesis?

I am a master's student, and English is not my native language. To review and edit my thesis in English, I need an online reliable English proofreading and editing service. What do you suggest...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Hunar A.Ahmed‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I show the plot to my beta reader?

My wife is the first one who reads my writings, and I'd like to keep her in the dark until I have a solid draft to show her. But I need a second set of eyes with my plot too. If I showed her my plo...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by iamtowrite‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Always sounding idiomatic as a non-native English speaker

A lot of people use Google's n-gram to see if something is idiomatic, but for a lot of non-native English speakers even that doesn't really help, so what would you suggest non-native speakers to do...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by repomonster‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is Writing/Editing Backwards Really?

I'm curious to know because I was thinking that when people say this, I'm thinking they start editing the last chapter of their work to the first, and see if it all makes sense in the end. When I s...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by J_Literary‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How Often To Proof Read Book I'm Self-Publishing

I'm writing (to self-publish) a technical book aimed for computer-literate people with no technical background (but who want to get into the field). In the beginning, I found myself re-writing cer...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Rhonda‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a reasonable rate for proofreading a manuscript in terms of sales percentage?

If offered a percentage of profit for an ebook (e.g. after Amazon's cut), what is reasonable charge for proofreading a somewhat specialized non-fiction manuscript, written by someone whose first la...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by user23721‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to minimize language mistakes while writing

While it's true that: Editors do proof reading for you, and word processors have spell checking and grammar checking you do not always have an editor available, and software tools aren't perfec...

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by EpsilonVector‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many errors per page volume is typically "okay" in a book?

Suppose I'm in charge of getting a three hundred page book published. I'll do all reasonable things to get it proofread, but still there is a chance that some errors will persist. Now the book goe...

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by sharptooth‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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