Friday, 16 September 2011

One of those weeks. Tennis and a Perfect DIY edit

A remarkable week... beginning with that grim 10th anniversary of 9/11; then bad floods (again) in Pakistan. Today we hear of a mine flooding in Wales but no news yet of the trapped miners, rescued or lost.

We mostly prefer sports news: a happier note for Aussies when Sam Stosur became US Women's Open Champion (but then today's 3-1 Davis Cup defeat of our lad Lleyton Hewitt by Roger Federer to make it one match all in the contest). Rugby, cricket, footy. Yes, all the important stuff.

I recovered from my jetlag returning from Sydney - hey, it's a half hour time difference! The 5th National IPEd Conference was OK. That's "Institute of Professional Editors". The 6th such conference is down for April 2013 to be held in Fremantle, known as "Freo" to many. Is it too soon to pack? Yes it is.

But here's a tip for freo (bad pun). While I'd love you to come to me for any editing work you have in mind... you know, that 900-page novel you're working on... you can now get hold of a fr*e 30-day trial of a software which is like a D.I.Y. editing tool. It's called PerfectIt and is just the job for cleaning up aspects (you select them) of that brilliant manuscript or document. Costs nothing to check it out.

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