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You'll find here some short fact sheets that we have written about various aspects of editing and proofreading or working as an editor. Select the thumbnail image to download the fact sheet. If you are an editor or proofreader you may find some of them useful to pass to clients to explain what you do.
Proofreading vs copy-editing
Do you need proofreading or copy-editing? This fact sheet summarises some of the differences to help you find the right kind of editor to work on your text. Editors may find it a useful resource to pass onto clients.
Training for proofreading or copy-editing
This fact sheet lists some of the skills and knowledge you should learn to work as an editorial professional. There’s more to it than being good at spotting typos.
Good practice for author queries
This fact sheet summarises some good practice tips on writing queries to authors, gleaned from the SfEP's experienced trainers and mentors.
Good editorial relationships
This infographic has some top tips for building good working relationships between client and editor.