Important Updates to the AMA Manual of Style

What to keep in mind if you use the 10th edition of the manual If, like me, you edit academic or nonfiction manuscripts that follow AMA style, you may not be aware of some of the updates that have been made since the manual was published online in 2009, especially if you only reference the […]

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10 Quirky Rules of APA Style

As with all style manuals, there are exceptions to every rule. As a freelance academic editor, I spend a lot of my time learning various style guides. I am familiar with the big ones (AMA, APA, Chicago, MLA), but clients often have their own in-house style guides as well. They might follow Chicago style up […]

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Editing Certificates and Certifications Summary

The long-overdue final post in this series is here! This infographic lists all 10 certification and certificate programs I covered in my previous posts and breaks down all the major aspects of the programs. To see my previous posts on this topic, click on the links below: Part 1 | Part 2 Remember: It’s important […]

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Editing Certificates and Certifications: Part 2

Here’s the exciting follow-up to my previous post, “Editing Certificates and Certifications: Part 1”! This infographic lists five more options for editing certificates and certifications. Part 1 received a lot of attention and comments from editorial colleagues, so I’m excited to see the reaction to this post. I’m also working on a new infographic that […]

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Editing Certificates and Certifications: Part 1

Have you ever thought about obtaining a certificate or certification? This infographic breaks down the info for five different programs, including costs and course requirements. I’ve been thinking a lot about professional development lately, and I’ve been considering taking the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) exam. I’ve done a fair amount of […]

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Formalizing Your Freelance Business

From brainstorming to actualization, developing an entire business model means more than starting a WordPress blog! If you’re anything like me, you probably started out freelancing under your own name. It’s pretty easy when you’re first starting out to get wrapped up in completing projects and looking for new clients without stopping to consider the […]

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