Author: Jon Turner


On March 1 a new era began for the Society for Editors & Proofreaders (SfEP) as it attained chartered status and adopted its new name – The Chartered Institute of Editing & Proofreading or CIEP. What does attaining chartered status mean for the former society, its members, and potential clients?

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Perfection and proofreading

Let’s consider the title of this post for a moment: perfection and proofreading.  You might imagine that these two would have a good relationship with each other. In fact, a pretty close one, wouldn’t you think? Look, there they go now, walking down the street, hand in hand. They’re such a good match … hell, they’re made for each other!

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What is a style guide? Part I

So … you’re a first-time independent author and, after several drafts and redrafts, you’ve completed your novel – a far-fetched, dystopian thriller about a reality TV-star turned president of the U.S.A.  Now you’ve wisely decided to have your manuscript edited and proofread by a professional editor and/or proofreader before choosing to have it self-published.

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