AI replace editors and writers

Will AI Replace Editors and Writers?

Like almost everything, the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is both good and bad. AI and machine learning is already replacing pesky jobs — like crafting ten different posts about a blog article — yet it could also threaten the livelihoods of editors, journalists, and content writers. Or could it? AI programs can scan a newspaper’s back issues and by learning the style, it can write feasible news articles from releases. The Washington Post has a robot reporting program called Heliograf. However, The Post is using their system to not…
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Good Editing Advice is Powerful

  Hi, I’m Jennifer Lancaster, an editor and writing coach (Australia) for professionals who want to create their own book. Some of my clients have said really nice things about working with me, even after all their struggles of trying to get the right editor and getting the wrong point of view and advice, and several other incidents.   Eve said: “Your editing is exactly what I needed in all the many areas that I did not know enough. I am so very grateful to have found you. I know…
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australian editors are better

Why are Australian Editors Better than Those Overseas?

Reason Why 1: Best Practices Because editing involves reviewing and correcting material before publication, it is important to keep up an editor’s knowledge in many areas. Sometimes the author’s reputation rests on the skills and experience of the editor. In Australia, book editors often belong to an editor society or the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd Australia). They have sometimes done a Graduate Certificate in editing and professional publishing or, like myself, gotten the experience through document editing and writing completed over many decades. This is in addition to formal…
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Author Assist Packages Comparison Review

Author Assist Packages Comparison

If you’re part-way into writing your book, it’s time to think about who is going to help put together your book and administrate it. This is a giant step but is often left to emotion and chance.  So read our Author Assistance Package comparison review (2 Australian companies, 1 US company). Check down the bottom for the DIY + freelancers option. Most author assistance packages leave out the most important service—editing (and writing support). Book publicity and launch planning is usually either an add-on or ‘find your way in the…
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Book Editing
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Why Trained Editors Make Your Book Sing

As the latest edition of OffPress (from Queensland Society of Editors) says:  “The work of a good editor is often invisible.”  That is, without it, you would surely notice topic jumps, inconsistencies or a change in point of view, but with it, you are drawn into the story or work.  I go on to explain why Brisbane editors are on par with the best. What do Editors Do? In our editor bag of tricks are these tools: removing redundant words (called tautology) checking for consistency — in people’s names, acronyms, and…
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Grammar and copy editing

Why is Book Editing Necessary and Often Expensive?

I’ve just been reading about self-published authors’ points of view on the necessity or editing their book, and was surprised to find out experienced authors do value professional book editing services – once they’ve experienced it. But how do we achieve affordable book editing rates? Obviously I have been in both the writer and the editor’s seat, so I know how much time it takes to edit to a good result and how at times you need to “switch brains”. With the luxury of time, it could be ten times…
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