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What Is Coaching?

Who Benefits?

How, Where
& When?

About the Coach
(The Short Story)

About the Coach
(The Long Story)

Editorial Services
All descriptions except Technical Typesetting from:
Freelance Editorial Association Yellow Pages, 1993-1994.
    Any or all of the following:
    • correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage
      while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text;
    • checking for or imposing a consistent style and format
      [For editing styles followed by LMG, see Editing Styles];
    • preparing a style sheet that documents style and format;
    • reading for overall clarity and sense on behalf of the prospective audience;
    • querying the appropriate party about apparent errors or inconsistencies;
    • noting permissions needed to publish copyrighted material;
    • preparing a manuscript for the next stage of the publication process;
    • cross-checking references, art, figures, tables, equations, and other
      features for consistency with their mention in the text.

    Substantive Editing
    Improving a manuscript in any or all of the following ways:
    • identifying and solving problems of overall clarity or accuracy;
    • reorganizing paragraphs, sections, or chapters to improve the order in which the text is presented;
    • writing or rewriting segments of text to improve readability and
      flow of information;
    • revising any or all aspects of the text to improve its presentation;
    • consulting with others about issues of concern;
    • incorporating responses to queries and suggestions;
    • creating a new draft of the document.

    Developmental Editing
    Any or all of the following:
    • working with the client and, usually, the author of a book or other
      document to develop a manuscript from initial concept, outline, or drafts (or some combination of the three) through any number of subsequent drafts;
    • making suggestions about content, organization, and presentation, based on analysis of competing works, comments of expert reviewers, the client's market analysis, and other appropriate references;
    • rewriting, writing, and researching, as needed, and sometimes suggesting topics or providing information about topics for consideration of authors and client.

    Manuscript Evaluation
    • Reading and reviewing an unpublished manuscript and preparing a written
      report about the work that addresses the client's specific concerns, such as
      competition, audience, and timeliness of topic.
    • Producing an original document from notes, outline, research, interviews, experience.

      Any or all of the following:
      • adding original material to a draft;
      • deleting material;
      • reorganizing material;
      • collaborating with other editors;
      • producing another draft.

      Providing a comprehensive guide to the contents of a work and generally involving
      the following :
      • reading page proofs or the equivalent to compile an alphabetical list of
        references to pertinent terms and concepts in the text;
      • choosing, grouping, and consolidating page references under main headings,
        subheadings, and cross-references as a guide to specific information.

      Desktop Publishing
        Performing publishing functions by means of personal computers. . . . Common desktop publishing tasks are page layout and design, embedding formatting codes for conventional composition, composition, illustration, typography, indexing, documentation, and the scanning, scaling, cropping, screening, and separating of halftones.

      Technical Typesetting
        Performing typesetting functions, creating such products as graphs, charts, tables line art, equations, by means of personal computers. A specialized form of desktop publishing.



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