Do you need additional support for your editorial team, ad-hoc assistance, or a reliable regular supplier for a variety of editorial requirements? Tick one thing off your New Year to-do list by outsourcing your editorial in 2024. Read on to discover four reasons why your future self will thank you. 2023 has been a year […]
Every wise employer knows that investing in training keeps their staff satisfied and engaged. Did you know that happy and engaged employees do better quality work and make fewer mistakes? And a well-trained employee has a greater understanding of how to do their job effectively – which in turn leads to more positive outcomes and […]
When I first started working in publishing, I attended some of the excellent training courses at the Publishing Training Centre. An image that has stuck in my head ever since is a little like the angel and devil on your shoulder – except, for editors/proofreaders, it’s the author and the reader – I’ll leave you […]
With artificial intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT on the rise, many are wondering if they will replace editors. Discover our answer below.
This time last year, I thought vaguely about writing a book. Now I have actually written a book called The First NHS and have a publisher! It’s coming out in October. How on earth did that happen? A year ago, I wanted to write a book which shone a light on those of us who […]
What is an editorial style guide and why is it so important? In this post, we’re exploring why you should have one and what it should include.
As long as words communicate, it doesn’t matter about spelling and grammar, right? Wrong! In this blog, we look at why proofreading is so important and why for a business it can be make or break. The importance of proofreading Imagine the scene. You’re about to spend a large chunk of your hard-earned cash on […]
Find out what distinguishes copywriting from other writing – and why knowing the difference can make all the difference to your business. What is copy? The word ‘copy’ ranks pretty high in my everyday vocabulary. Currently, I’m copy-editing an 8,000-word document, putting together a few lines of web copy for a client and writing some back-cover copy for […]
At Accuracy Matters, one question we often get asked is what’s included in a proofread, and whether proofreading includes editing. That’s why in this blog, we’re exploring the whole editorial process to distinguish the main differences between the two. To begin, it might be helpful to give an overview of the whole editorial process from blank page […]
Simple steps to level up your ability to proofread your own work to ensure clear and consistent communication. I’ve been proofreading for 20 years. It’s a painstaking, tedious, but necessary – and often overlooked – part of the publishing process. Everyone wants to be a writer and get the glory; editors have all the fun pulling […]