Resources

Here’s a list of blogs, articles and websites that have been useful to me on my proofreading journey.

Podcasts: 

“I’ve always just wanted to change the world for the better and understanding it is a huge part of that.” Sarah Grey The wide world of wordsmithing: An ONA USFSP podcast

This a great podcast series by the Subversive Copyeditor with so many good tips!

Editing and Proofreading/Freelancing: 

My 29 Extremely Personal Tips for Surviving Your First 5 Years in Business – Untamed Writing 

“Experienced editors generally don’t die on hills – or at least if they do, they do it with a wink, a wry tweet and a weary shake of the head at their own fatal self-indulgence.” Reassuring your editorial clients – Eat Sleep Edit Repeat. 

7 things every editorial style guide needs- Lisa Marchand siteimprove.com.

Taking your editing or proofreading service on the road – By Kate Haigh of Kateproof. A fantastic series of blogs on going digital nomad.

Self-Doubt – Tips for Editors and Proofreaders – Kate Haigh.

Track Changes: Avoiding mark-up mayhem for your clients. By saltedit.co.uk.

Proofreading pitfalls: Nine tips to improve your proofreading strategy – Hazel Bird, Wordstitch editorial.

The seven deadly sins of freelance editor- Wordstitch editorial.

Things I wish I’d known when I started freelancing – by Sara Donaldson, Northern Editorial.

Northern Editorial

What is Remote Work? A Guide for Building Remote Teams and Find your Dream Work-From-Home Job – Kevan Lee Buffer 

Conscious Editing:

“For anyone curious or serious about conscious editing.” The Conscious Style Guide. 

Sexual harassment, assault, misconduct: Editing in a #MeToo World – Presented at the 2018 ACES conference on April 26, 2018, by: Laura M. Browning, executive editor.

The Finkbeiner test

Blogging and Marketing: 

11 Ways to Boost Your Confidence on the Phone to Perspective Clients – Karen Marston beafreelanceblogger.com

Sales funnels for Editors: Be Where Your Clients Are – Erin Brenner copyediting.com.

15 reasons I think you should have a blog – Becoming Minimalist

“Look at your marketing list. Instead of seeing it as an ocean in which to drown, break it down into cups from which you can sip.” Louise Harnby. Overcoming marketing paralysis: How to turn overwhelm into action. 

How to get your blog noticed: 11 blogging experts share top tips – Epife. 

17 things you should do to every blog post before + after you hit publish – Melissa Griffin 

5 Content Optimization Mistakes You’ll Wish You Fixed Sooner – Copyblogger.

Is Your Website Referral-Worthy? – Molly McCowan copyediting.com

25 Ways to Ask for a Referral Without Looking Desperate – John Rampton Entrepreneur Europe

20 Critical Dos and Don’t of Linkedin Networking by Kevin Daum inc.com

Language:

Not only… But (also)… – Sentence first by Stan Carey. 

The dreaded comma splice- The Economist

Let Your Ideas Flow: The Importance of Paragraphs – Bacon Editing

What are Expletive Constructions and Why Should I Avoid Them? – Re:word