Turn your knack for language
into a lucrative career. This guide contains must-know techniques and resources
for maximizing your accuracy and speed. Interested in becoming a copyeditor or
proofreader? Want to know more about what each job entails? This friendly guide
helps you position yourself for success.
This ”For Dummies” book seeks to bring out the editor in all of us. Suzanne
Gilad defines a copyeditor or proofreader as simply a normal person, you or me,
who loves to read, puts in a little extra attention to detail and gets paid for
it. Forget, she says, the notion of the bespectacled bookworm in a dusty
office, and utilize her user-friendly resource as the way to jumpstart your own
freelance editing career. However, Gilad's work is not solely for those looking
for editorial work; it seeks to help anyone who writes and edits on a regular
basis with helpful tips on punctuation, grammar, and keeping a consistent tone
and authorial voice.
About the author
Suzanne Gilad is the founder of PaidToProofread.com. Over the course of ten
years, Sue proofread or copyedited over 1,200 books for Random House, Simon
& Schuster, John Wiley & Sons,
Press, Oxford University Press, and Workman Publishing, among others.