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US vs. UK

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Saturday, March 3, 2012,
When e-publishing is it better to use American English (spellings, vocabulary and grammar) or UK English?  If you're submitting to an e-zine or publisher, they will usually say which they prefer in their guidelines and, if they like your work enough, will correct one or two oversights that might occur if, say, American English isn't your first language.  However, if you're self-publishing you have to decide which one to use–or do you?
There's less risk of making mistakes if you stick to UK ...
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Dear Readers, Readeresses, Readerlings

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, February 13, 2012,
I recently edited Discord's Child again (the new version is online now), and for the first time I used the proof-read feature on my computer.  It was worth doing.  Every time you make changes to a manuscript you run the risk of making new mistakes, and the more familiar you are with the work, the less likely you are to notice them.  
The computer proof-reader spotted several instances where I'd removed a word and left an extra space, and drew my attention to a tendency to repeat certain phras...
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How to Get Noticed

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, August 29, 2011,
The best way to promote your work could be to get it featured on BBC's Radio 4.  Recently a spokesperson for Dickens Journals Online (DJO) was on a programme telling the presenter about the organisation's project to get text copies of Households Words and All Year Round online in time for Charles Dickens's bicentenary next January.  Facsimiles of the originals had been scanned using Optical Character Recognition (OCR), but sometimes words were misread or paragraphs were jumbled, so every issu...
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My writing career began as a freelance feature writer for the local press, businesses and organisations. Now a prize-winning playwright and short story writer, my work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic. I write as K. S. Dearsley because it saves having to keep repeating my forename, and specialise in fantasy and other speculative genres.

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