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Copyediting & proofreading · proofreading copyediting . COPYEDITING ... GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT SAVE FACE BE CONSISTENT 11 . SPACE AND TIME 12 . TOP TIPS FOR CUTS 1

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  • I JUST HAVEN’T GOT

    THE TIME OR ENERGY…

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  • I’M CONFUSED!

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  • I’M ASTOUNDED!

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  • OOPS!

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  • WHAT’S TO BE DONE?

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  • WHICH IS WHICH?

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    proofreading

    copyediting

  • COPYEDITING

    SPACE AND TIME

    LEAD WITH YOUR LEAD

    AUDIENCE FIRST

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  • PROOFREADING

    GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT

    SAVE FACE

    BE CONSISTENT

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  • SPACE AND TIME

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  • TOP TIPS FOR CUTS 1

    • REPEATED INFORMATION

    • IRRELEVANT INFORMATION

    • PADDING AND JARGON

    • COMPLEX SMALL PRINT

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  • TOP TIPS FOR CUTS 2

    • CLICHÉS

    • NONSENSICAL QUALIFIERS

    • EXCESSIVE ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

    • PASSIVE VOICE

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  • TOP TIPS FOR CUTS 3

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    • MISSION STATEMENTS

    • CONTACT DETAILS

    • CHARITY REGISTRATIONS

  • SPACE AND TIME EXERCISE

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  • LEAD WITH YOUR LEAD

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    EXERCISE

  • AUDIENCE FIRST

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    What YOU

    care about

    What THEY

    care about

  • AUDIENCE FIRST

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  • AUDIENCE FIRST EXERCISE

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  • GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT

    NAMES, DATES, QUOTES, FIGURES, LINKS

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  • SAVE FACE SPELLING, PUNCTUATION, GRAMMAR…

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  • SAVE FACE …PAGE NUMBERS, CAPTIONS,

    CROSS REFS, “LATIN”

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  • BE CONSISTENT BRAND AND HOUSE STYLE

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  • COPYEDITING SUMMARY

    SPACE AND TIME – DON’T WASTE YOUR WORDS

    LEAD WITH YOUR LEAD – WHAT’S THE POINT?

    AUDIENCE FIRST – NO MORE ME, ME, ME

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  • PROOFREADING SUMMARY

    GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT – BE ACCURATE

    SAVE FACE – BE PROFESSIONAL

    BE CONSISTENT – BE RECOGNIZED

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  • CONTEXT

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  • YOUR TOOLS

    BEFORE YOU START

    • ROLES DEFINED AND ACCEPTED

    • SCHEDULE UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED

    • STANDARDS AND RULES KNOWN AND VALUED

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  • YOUR TOOLS

    IN THE THICK OF IT

    • WORK IN THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT

    • FOLLOW YOUR CHECKLISTS

    • GET A SECOND OPINION – BUT NOT JUST ANY

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  • YOUR TOOLS

    EXTERNAL SUPPORT

    • YOUR NETWORK eg today, LinkedIn, Twitter

    • PUBLISHED HOUSESTYLES eg The Writer, Guardian, Telegraph, RNLI

    • GEEK GUIDES eg “My Grammar And I (Or Should That Be Me?)”

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  • © Liz Cook, Oct 2016