I want to learn copyediting basics. I have writing skills and great attention to detail, but no formal copyediting training. What resources are out there? I'm looking for short-term things like courses, manuals, and workbooks, not full degree or certificate programs. [more inside]
I'm returning to freelance copyediting after 10 years on the writing side of nonprofit operations. Educational, business and technical content interest me the most, and that’s where I want to start (I also enjoy research, but how to fit that in?). Can the hive mind help steer me in the right direction? Another challenge: I must do it remotely. Where do I start? [more inside]
Is there anyone else like us out there? Help me find other copy editors in the business world for networking and discussion of best practices. [more inside]
What do I need to know about promoting my small online business using Google AdWords? [more inside]
How can I make myself employable / find a job in any writing or editing fields, with a BA and MFA? (in the Atlanta area, if it helps.) Snowflakey details abound. [more inside]
Have you advertised copyediting services at colleges or universities? How did you do it? Do you have any tips? [more inside]
TL;DR in advance: English MA grad, wondering what to do with his life. A lot [more inside]
Can you make money online doing copy editing? If so, how? What is the best website for it, how much money do you make, and is it enough to count as a full time job?
I'm a professional copy editor who has been blessed with an intern with good instincts and grammatical understanding, but needs to learn the techniques of the craft. Right now I'm just reviewing her work and discussing her mistakes/omissions as they arise, but I'd like to do more formalized instruction. Can anyone recommend a lesson plan? [more inside]
How do I become a better writing tutor/coach for my coworkers? [more inside]
How do I find freelance copyediting work? [more inside]
Scientists and other academics: Please advise on strategies for successful collaboration on large, technical Word documents. [more inside]
Does anyone still use Words into Type? [more inside]
What are the best books I can buy to learn how to become a proficient newspaper copy editor?
WannabeEditorFilter: I hated my first year of grad school, with its accompanying anxiety attacks, no free time, surly students, and pages of really boring reading. I'm halfway through my Master's and I am dreading going back. [more inside]
Very straightforward: would a testy copyeditor say "take out our grammar frustrations" or "take out our grammatical frustrations" and why?
Freelance copy editing: what's the going rate, and how much should I charge? [more inside]
My girlfriend's applied to editorial positions, and is uncertain what to expect on editing tests. She's taken some professional editing classes (using the CMS, which the positions will also use), so the concern isn't at the level of how to edit. Any tips or insight into what such tests generally consist of would be appreciated.
Friends who write books: My question is simple. If a friend has had a book published (not their first by any means) by a well-known publisher and one notices several typos in the text, is it best not to mention them? Or is it polite to commiserate with said friend over the lack of thoroughness on the part of the publisher? I don't want to be rude, but I want to show that I really have read the book.