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Authors – Use This Cunning Trick To Protect Your Book From Plagiarism!


There’s a clever way to find your pirated book online if you follow this simple trick, sometimes used by dictionary and reference book publishers. All you have to do is use a Mountweasel. Yes, that’s right. A Mountweasel. A Mountweasel is a made-up word that is unique to you, and makes it entirely easy to Google your book’s contents to ... Read More »

A Conversation With EAC Past President and Publaunch Founder Greg Ioannou

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Greg Ioannou is the past president of The Editors’ Association of Canada, and has been editing books for almost 40 years. He’s also president of Iguana Books, a hybrid publishing company in Toronto. Cate Baum talks editing, eggcorns, English, and about Greg’s new crowdfunding platform for authors, Publaunch.com. What’s your background in editing? I’ve been a freelance editor since 1977. ... Read More »

What Exactly Is Excellence in Editing?

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Cate Baum laments the human condition of a humble editor and the unwavering indie author who demands 100%. When I proofread for authors, sometimes, not often, (most of my authors are lovely) a client will come back to me declaring my gross ineptitude. I ask what the issue is, and the answer always goes something like this, “After you edited ... Read More »

Ten Easy Steps To Get your E-Book Ready For Editing

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As an independent author, there’s no getting away from the fact you will need to get your e-book edited professionally by the sort of editor who knows the differences between e-book and print book. However, these quick ten steps will help you prepare your book for the edit and final publication early on in the process. This is a ragbag ... Read More »

What To Expect From A Sample Edit

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 What should authors expect from a sample edit, and how do you obtain one? When hiring an editor, you may feel you’d like to see a sample of the editor’s work before you hire them. This may give you a feel for the pace of their work, and how they will present changes and corrections to you. Before You Start ... Read More »

How To Edit Your Self-Published Book Like A Pro In 8 Steps

8 tips for editing your own book

So you have decided you can edit your own book? It’s a notoriously dicey option, but SPR’s book editor Cate Baum has put together a quick guide to the professional process using digital techniques for proofreading and the general sweep edit needed to complete your book before market. Firstly, I want to say I don’t condone this idea. Editing yourself ... Read More »