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  • 06 May 2018
    Every writer looks over their work to detect grammatical or spelling errors, checking to make sure ideas are well-conveyed and the writing flows as it should. However, for those businesses who need help with their writing or choose to separate the two jobs, it is essential to understand the difference between proofreading and editing – both crucial to creating a good piece of writing. There are two types of editors: copy editors, also known as sub-editors, and editors. Editors take a written document and look for sentence and paragraph flow, including rewriting or formatting as necessary. The text will be edited to make sure it is clear and easy to understand. The next step in the process is copy editing. Copyediting is much like proofreading, although a copyeditor will take into consideration the publisher or client's style and ensure that the writing is consistent. Copy editors and proofreaders alike have a keen eye for spotting minute mistakes within a document, but a copy editor is familiar with various writing styles. Copy editors will also make sure text is factual and well-researched and looks for signs of plagiarism or legal issues. Copy editing includes making sure locations, dates, and names are consistent throughout. Copy editors will cost more to higher than a proofreader as they need knowledge and expertise in various writing styles. They may even have extensive experience in one or two fields to help them editing within that industry. Proofreading is also known as proofing, and it is the process of looking over the final draft of a written document. This step comes after editing, and it is the ultimate filter to get rid of any residual grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. A great proofreader, whether someone in-house or a freelancer, should be able to see even the smallest mistake to help release a completely right piece. There are a collection of symbols and shorthand that indicate corrections made through the writing used by most proofreaders unless they are proofing electronically. Proofreaders are more than a simple spell check, and they are far more reliable than a spell check feature such as Grammarly or that input into any word-processing program. They ensure that there are no errors left over. There are crucial differences between proofreading and editing, with varying skill sets and responsibilities. All the same, editors, copy editors and proofreaders all play an essential role in making a proper piece of writing what it is.
    246 Posted by Jonty Finch
  • 07 May 2018
    There are various types of ghostwriting, and if you want to enter this field of work, it is essential to understand this. They fit into two primary categories: professional and creative. Because one significant aspect of ghostwriters is their ability to be versatile, they can take on various projects to help boost their writing portfolio. When companies hire ghostwriters, they often play to the writer's strengths. Creative ghostwriting can be broken down into four subcategories. The first is the autobiography, which are biographies written by the author during their lifetime. However, in this case, the author will hire a ghostwriter due to their lack of communication skills. The writer will work closely with the client to mimic their voice. Take an in-depth look at their life and its events, aiming for a more sincere point-of-view. Other types of creative ghostwriting include family history, which means studying a family's history with an objective eye. It is written without bias and is intended to be a comprehensive examination of their family history. Fiction ghostwriting indicates that a client hires a ghostwriter to create a story for them while they have the ideas but not the ability to bring the words to life. Sometimes, the author has no writing experience and needs a ghostwriter to help. Lastly, creative ghostwriting will help the author with scripts or screenplays for film or theatre. There are seven types of professional ghostwriting. The first of which is the business report or any other business records. It typically includes clients hiring ghostwriters to take meeting notes, which are kept on files and are essential for business negotiations, in the courtroom and within the government. How-to manuals are another type of professional ghostwriting and are seen as the most tedious, as they include manuals for electronics, appliances, tools, medication, and more. It also includes medical documents. Blogs and social media are two other types of professional ghostwriting, which often means ghostwriting for politicians or other public figures that want to increase their online presence. Ghostwriters may also be delegated to write speeches for these public figures if they do not have the communication skills to write their own. It takes the pressure from these public figures. Professional ghostwriting also includes newsletters written for businesses, news outlets, and others that are sent out to customers on a regular basis. These days, newsletters are sent via email, including information about events, company updates, or important messages. For businesses, it is essential to understand the work needing done before hiring a ghostwriter via connections in professional networks or freelancing websites such as Reedsy. Understanding the various types of ghostwriting is beneficial to both clients and writers, making a working relationship that much more comfortable to establish.
    131 Posted by Jonty Finch
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Understanding the Children's Book Market

Children's literature is a favorite category for many up and coming writers. It is a shared dream, and many writers want to write a children's book. However, it is essential to understand that children's literature is much different from adult literature. Consider a few pieces of advice before you venture into the world of publishing children's books.

When you aspire to write a children's book, read children's books. Understand what these books are about, how they are written, their subject matter and more. Even when you are confident that your reading of Harry Potter as a child will help you write a young adult series today, it won't be much help at all if it has been a decade or more since you've read them. Aspiring children's authors should read children's literature often and become familiar with it as if they were children today.

Go to the library. Although you will find book reviews online and Facebook pages for children's authors and even their books, you need to venture down to your local library to see what children are ready. From picture books to simple and complex chapter novels, the librarian will know what children check out the most and what is typically left on the shelf. If you want to promote your new children's book in your community, your first step should be the library. Librarians, most of all, want to see children reading quality books.

Children's literature is much more than picture books and teaching the ABCs - although parents buy plenty of these books to aid in their little ones' early language development. However, big names such as Twilight or the Hunger Games are major sellers and have helped transform the children's book market into a booming business. Children's books are no longer ignored - publishers understand that these previously underrated books make money.

When it comes to publishing a children's book, remember that there is a renewed focus on library and school sales. Parents want their children to read quality books, and only purchase books of the same quality for school and home. Especially with young adult books, your writing, story, and characters need to be genuine, intelligent, and even complex to truly catch on in the market.

Even the best ideas can flop if they aren't researched or appropriately marketed. When you are looking to publish a children's book, remember that the market is dramatically different - but children can see right through you and want something good to read.