Glossary of publishing terms

This is a new resource that will keep being extended, so do drop back and see what’s new. Alternatively, feel free to leave a suggest for the glossary (if there’s a term you’ve never quite understood or something you’ve recently learned and want to share) using the form below or on the contact page. Barcode: You don’t need this inside your book, but may wish to include it on your cover. It encodes your ISBN in

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image of red pen marking up printed text, to convey the concept of choosing a level of book editing

Editing and Proofreading

Editing and proofreading are a crucial part of any writing. The overall process involves several stages to ensure that your writing is polished and professional. Three main stages of editing Each stage of editing is important and serves a specific purpose. Put simply, copyediting works on your raw text, before you format or publish your work. Proofreading works on edited, formatted text as the last stage in the process. What if I can’t get editing

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