Is your manuscript in need of substantive editing, developmental editing, copy-editing, or line editing? When is it ready for a proofread? ALLi partner member Richard Bradburn of editorial.ie helps demystify the terms.
Know your manuscript needs a professional editor but worried about being ripped off or taken for a ride? Let Richard Bradburn, ALLi partner member and experienced professional editor, talk you through the process and avoid the pitfalls.
Like to write more convincing dialogue in your fiction? Let professional editor Richard Bradburn alert you to the ancient Greek technique of "maid and butler dialogue" - and convince you why you should avoid it now!
Practical advice on the correct use of hyphenation, from professional editor Richard Bradburn - an issue complicated by the continuing evolution of the language and changes in common practice.
Think you don't need to write a synopsis unless you're querying an agent or publisher? Think again! They can be great tools to help you self-edit and market your book. Read professional editor Richard Bradburn's brilliant guide here.
Did you know there are three kinds of dash in punctuation? Not sure how to use them all correctly? Help is at hand here with a succinct and helpful summary by editor Richard Bradburn.
Don't miss out on the valuable contribution that free beta readers can make to your books - read Richard Bradburn's insightful post in to who they are and how they can help you.
Don't be baffled by Microsoft Word's Track Changes feature - read Richard Bradburn's quick'n'easy guide here.