One of the first things an editor might ask before they start work on your document is if you have a company style guide. Often people think this is the company’s brand style guide or logo guidelines; but a writing style guide serves a different purpose. A style guide is a set of standards for … More What’s a style guide?
Have you ever wondered what the Styles section on your Word toolbar is for? You can assign these styles to the text in your document as you’re working, and it helps with formatting – if you decide the font you’re using is too small to read, and you’ve assigned Body Text style to the main … More Formatting using Word styles
There are various types of writing and levels of editing, which I’ve talked about in another post. One thing to remember is that non-fiction, and business documents and reports, are very different from fiction (novels and short stories) and other creative work. I specialise in editing non-fiction and business-related writing, so I’ll talk about these. … More The writing process
I often see people wondering why they need an editor. What will an editor do that a friend or colleague looking at your document won’t? An editor will see your document or report as a product representing your business, rather than you personally. While a friend or colleague might be worried about upsetting you by … More What does an editor do?