Author Spotlight
EFA Publications for the Professional Freelancer
Language Bias: An Editor's Guide to Biased Language By Emily Mahan and Sandra Distelhorst
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Language bias is language that reflects or perpetuates “demeaning attitudes and biased assumptions about people.” There are both practical and ethical reasons for avoiding biased... More > language. The use of biased language has a rhetorical effect: it may alienate or offend readers, and decrease your credibility with them.< Less
Building Successful Freelancer-client Relationships By Erin Wilcox
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Today’s publishing landscape offers more opportunities than ever for freelancers and clients to work together. Major publishers, university presses, and small presses regularly hire freelancers... More > to support every aspect of the publishing process. Many writers seek editorial services to develop their projects prior to submitting to an agent. Self-publishing authors avail themselves of expertise-for-hire at various points in the creative process, from research and fact-checking to project management, editing, proofreading, indexing, and book design. Freelancers might be called in on a short-term basis, or we might be engaged for longer-term projects. Whatever the scenario, a good-faith relationship between freelancer and client enhances both the editorial process and finished product. But how do we build that trust?< Less
Revise: Author and Editor Together: Building the Best Manuscript By Jon Harrison
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This booklet is about the author-editor partnership and the role it plays in creating the best possible manuscript. It focuses on the partnership between the freelance editor and his or her... More > author-client. By author-client I mean the individual author who seeks out an editor and pays that person directly for services rendered.< Less
Language Bias: An Editor's Guide to Biased Language By Emily Mahan and Sandra Distelhorst
Paperback: $14.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
Language bias is language that reflects or perpetuates “demeaning attitudes and biased assumptions about people.” There are both practical and ethical reasons for avoiding biased... More > language. The use of biased language has a rhetorical effect: it may alienate or offend readers, and decrease your credibility with them.< Less
80 Common Layout Errors to Flag When Proofreading Book Interiors By Lynette M. Smith
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This book provides guidance on the types of layout errors commonly encountered in the interior layout of a book before it is published and gives some idea as to techniques the layout professional may... More > employ to remedy the errors.< Less
Choosing an Editor: What You Need to Know By April Michelle Davis
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Good editing should be invisible. Editing helps authors convey what they intend to and helps authors look more credible by eliminating errors that would produce doubts in the minds of the readers.... More > Although editors and authors work together toward the same goal—a perfect manuscript—the relationship between them is sometimes adversarial. Writers are working for themselves and will create what they consider to be perfect manuscripts. Editors are working for publishers and readers—even if paid by the author—to produce error-free manuscripts that are clear in terms of grammar, spelling, and flow.< Less
Three Types of Editors: Developmental Editors, Copyeditors, and Substantive Editors By Eric Reeder
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There are many types of editors. With all the different kinds of editing that exist and all the various words to classify varieties of editing and editors, it can be difficult to know exactly what... More > certain terms mean. It is definitely challenging for authors in need of editing services to determine what differing sorts of editors do or what varied categories of editing entail.< Less
Three Types of Editors: Developmental Editors, Copyeditors, and Substantive Editors By Eric Reeder
eBook (ePub): $5.99
There are many types of editors. With all the different kinds of editing that exist and all the various words to classify varieties of editing and editors, it can be difficult to know exactly what... More > certain terms mean. It is definitely challenging for authors in need of editing services to determine what differing sorts of editors do or what varied categories of editing entail.< Less
How to Prepare Your Book Manuscript in Word By Iris Bass
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Your book manuscript will pass through multiple hands before it is published. If it is being sent to an agent or publishers, it needs to be keyboarded as simply as possible, so as not to distract... More > potential buyers from its content. Neatness counts, too, if the manuscript is being delivered as contracted or you are self-publishing via a book packager. How well prepared your manuscript is as a document will affect how smoothly it passes into print...or perhaps even e-print.< Less
Choosing an Editor: What You Need to Know By April M. Davis
eBook (ePub): $9.99
Good editing should be invisible. Editing helps authors convey what they intend to and helps authors look more credible by eliminating errors that would produce doubts in the minds of the readers.... More > Although editors and authors work together toward the same goal—a perfect manuscript—the relationship between them is sometimes adversarial. Writers are working for themselves and will create what they consider to be perfect manuscripts. Editors are working for publishers and readers—even if paid by the author—to produce error-free manuscripts that are clear in terms of grammar, spelling, and flow.< Less