Best proofreading or editing spots? When the name of something has changed. Consistency is the key.

πŸ”Ž Want to know my all-time favourite type of proofreading spot?

When I catch that the name of something has changed.

🍦 Like the same ice cream parlour with two different names in two different chapters.

🏘 Or the same street with two different names in two different chapters.

πŸ“„ I catch these inconsistencies by creating style sheets for my clients where I take extensive notes on characters, locations, the timeline – all sorts of different things that matter in terms of consistency.

πŸ‘ You don’t want someone’s eye colour to suddenly change.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ You don’t want siblings to suddenly be remembered, or forgotten.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ You don’t want their alma mater to fluctuate.

πŸ“š So, when I catch something like this, I’m always really pleased to flag it, and authors are always relieved that it can be corrected before it goes to print.

Published by clairecherryedits

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