Phillip Blanchard has been editing for almost 30 years, mostly in the newspaper industry but most recently as a freelancer. He is the founder of the Testy Copy Editors online forum and writes for BusinessJournalism.org.
How did you get into editing, Phillip, and what’s your current position?
The Millionth Monkey professional editing service has selected about 75 books on writing that it recommends to writers — regardless of their level of experience. We have read each of these books at least once, and in some cases several times. The list includes books on (1) the nuts and bolts of writing, (2) literary theory, (3) reflections of accomplished authors, and (4) some right-brain stuff.
Submitted by Millionth Monkey on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 6:46pm
When I started on Linkedin in a few years back, I had no idea the possibilities that could open to my own brand as a freelance writer. This social media has a bit of a learning curve, but can be essential to developing your network.
The introduction to this series provides an overview of the top three costly manuscript issues that copyeditors can help authors and publishers avoid. Previous posts include resources and guidelines for flagging copyright and attribution issues. In this post and the next, we look at libel.