A proofreader reads a book from cover to cover to check for errors before it is finally printed. If that sounds like the job for you, then you have come to the right place.
There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll be featuring two ProWritingAid users each month to learn more about their writing processes and how ProWritingAid has helped them on their writing journey.
We've teamed up with Story Coach and founder of FirstEditing JoEllen Nordström for Self-Editing School. On the third Thursday of every month, you’re invited to join us as we learn how to use self-editing to take a manuscript from a rough first draft to a polished piece ready to send to editors.
A structural editor shapes the organization and content of your story. The structural edit (also known as developmental or substantive editing) is the most complex, in-depth, and time-consuming stage of editing. Thus, this is where most writers start their editing journey.
So you've finished a writing project. What comes next? In this article, we break down the revision process so you know how to improve your work. Follow these steps to take your writing from good to great!
Writers often use the words “editing” and “proofreading” interchangeably. In fact, they are completely unique and separate services provided by professionals to improve your writing. Learn the difference and how you can conduct your own self-edit and proofread in this article from professional editor, JoEllen Nordström.
In this guide from editor JoEllen Nordström, learn what techniques and online writing tools are essential during line and copy editing. Plus, discover essential self-editing techniques so you can develop your writing skills and craft as an author while saving time and money on professional editing services.
Professional editor JoEllen Nordström guides you through the 38 story elements editors look for. You can self-edit using this list before submitting your manuscript for structural editing. Or, you can use this list to better understand the structural editing process.
If you're considering using a beta reader, what should you do before you send your work to them? These tips will save you time, get you the feedback you need, and make the best use of your beta reader.
ProWritingAid's CEO Chris Banks joins Joanna Penn on her podcast The Creative Penn to talk all things ProWritingAid. Listen now to find out the most common writing tics, how ProWritingAid helps you address them, and how AI could open up a whole new future for writers.
Editing has four stages. Whether you're a newbie still getting into your writing journey or a seasoned author with an established writing career, you must be familiar with these stages and ready to apply them in your editing process. In this article, professional editor JoEllen Nordström explains every stage, including when you can self-edit and when it's best to leave it to the pros.
In this guide, we cover five ways that writing technology can be useful for dyslexic writers. From video guides to document outline ideas, ProWritingAid can help you build your writing toolkit.
Professional editor JoEllen Nordström shares the ten worst editing mistakes writers commonly make. To win the editing battle, you need to understand the foundation of each mistake. In this article, JoEllen explains the most common errors and how you can fix them.
How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.
Writing isn't all fun all the time. Rejection, obscurity, disappointment, criticism—we'll encounter them all. Next time you do, I hope this article helps you.