Style: What editors and proofreaders need to know
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Find out what editorial style is, why it’s important, and how editors work to create, evaluate and enforce style.

Listen to find out more about

  • What is style?
  • The differences between rules, preferences and conventions
  • Flexibility in fiction and non-fiction
  • What is a style guide?
  • Why style guides aren't rule books
  • When editors need to respect tone, register, voice and brand identity
  • What is a style sheet?

Denise and Louise

  • Denise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com
  • Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing

Music credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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