Tips and tricks: Showing off your mark-up in PDFs

This is my latest tips and tricks, written for the Editors Victoria newsletter. One of the funny things about working as a freelance editor is that often you are not sure how familiar your author or client is with some of the software and techniques we tend to take for granted. Even editors vary in … Continue reading Tips and tricks: Showing off your mark-up in PDFs

Editing Indigenous content and other tips

I include a regular 'Tips and tricks' column in the Editors Victoria newsletter, linking to many online resources and tools. This month I wrote about editing Indigenous content – highlighting a discussion and resources presented at the national editors' conference in Brisbane last year. Other recent tips and tricks I've shared include: setting up Google … Continue reading Editing Indigenous content and other tips

Eliminate the negative

As a bit of professional development, I'm taking a Stanford Uni MOOC, 'Writing in the Sciences'. Week 1 done: It's reassuring to see that most of the editing tips are pretty familiar (clear out 'dead words and phrases', cut repetition, avoid lots of verbs turned into nouns etc.). It's still great to have them spelled … Continue reading Eliminate the negative