proofreading Archives - Joanna Campbell Slan

How to Edit Your Work

The ability to edit your own work is incredibly important. For obvious reasons, editors prefer authors who can turn in clean copy. Beyond lightening an editor’s workload, there are other reasons that you need to be good at editing–it’s your name on the book! Over the years I’ve picked up great ideas for editing. Here’s […]

The Proof is in the Book

The galleys for Photo, Snap, Shot arrived on my doorstep last week. I’m knee-deep in proofing, an activity I simultaneously love and hate. I love proofing because it gives me one more chance to polish my work. Midnight Ink is very good about allowing me to make changes. (I’ve worked with publishers before where there […]