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Welcome to the 7-days self-editing course. This is just a taster of the many RedPen Editing courses available to members of RedPen. Enjoy your editing!...

Welcome! If only we could meet face-to-face? I’d invite you to join me in Salcombe and see the wonderful view from my house! Maybe one day we will, but right now, our ‘meetings’ will be using technology: emails, Facebook, Skype, webinars, etc. And, this course presents a number of challenges - all optional - but I'm hoping you'll find they help you on your onward path. Enjoy!...

Punctuation gives the reader signposts as to when to pause, and for how long. If you follow this system when reading aloud, your message will be easily understood. Notice that politicians do not pause for breath at the end of a sentence – that’s because they don’t want you to interrupt! If you are not sure how to punctuate, keep it simple. Best to leave out a comma than put it in the...

Welcome to the RedPen Editing course: Show versus tell As well as this series of lessons/topics, there is a RedPen tutorial which was recorded on Saturday 23 February 2019. Click here to watch the recording. You might find it useful to watch the tutorial alongside reading the material of this course. The screen grabs from the tutorial are included in the lessons/topics. Press PAUSE when you need to stop listening and complete one...

This course comprises five lessons, plus a live videoed tutorial webinar aired at 7.30pm on Tuesday 24 July 2018. Click here to view. ...