The Dreaded Postedit Discussion

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Butterflies in your stomach about facing your client (or, from the other direction, your editor)?  Here’s a secret: use Skype.  Files these days are usually swapped by e-mail, but this is worth the extra time.  One of my clients introduced me to the wonders of discussing writing over Skype, and it’s a really terrific tool.  Aside from being reasonably easy, and free, it allows both sides to avoid ruffled feathers thanks its restoration of two old-fashioned aspects of communication: tone of voice and facial expression.  But here’s the best part: you can share screens!  That saves a lot of time when you’re discussing the details of a long, complicated manuscript.

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