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Smash all the Windows: the proofread

This week we come to the final edits and the proofread. And for this I used Perry Iles. He describes his job as ‘look after the small stuff’, but attention to grammar, spelling and consistency (is it proofread, proof read or proof-read?) is vital at this stage, when the temptation might be think you’re on…
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Smash all the Windows: the copy edit

This week we come to the copy edit. The structure is in place. The beta readers have had their say. It’s getting interesting.  I first approached John Hudspith when I was working on My Counterfeit Self because I felt that I needed to be challenged a little more. He steered my writing in subtle ways to…
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