Editing skills are like muscles: you have to exercise them regularly, or they become flabby. Copyeditors don’t have control over what rules they will need to apply to any given manuscript. Over time, rules that haven’t been applied in a while become stiff with disuse. When you do try to apply one, you spend precious time looking it up and relearning it.
At Copyediting, we’re big believers in avoiding muscular atrophy. Successful editors keep their skills in peak condition. Regular reading, training, and practicing are keys to good editing muscle tone. We’ve put together Copyediting’s Grammar Tuneup Workbook to help you get back into shape!
You’ll start with a warm-up test to see what you need to work on. Then, review the brief lessons on topics you’re weak on or do the whole workout. Each lesson comes with a short exercise to help drive home important points, and there’s a test at the end of the book to see how well you’ve done. All the answers are in the back of the book–but no peeking!
To get your editing skills back in shape, head over to Amazon now and start your workout today!