D. Burton

Editing

Your story, your style

Copy editing and writing to suit you 

Welcome to the DBE Blog

Here, you can find tips for overcoming Writer's Block, learn how to make social media work for you, and read some of my success stories. If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch to discuss how I can help you.
One of the main reasons I established D. Burton Editing was to help other people, whether that is by checking the grammar of an author’s manuscript or assisting a business with managing social media. In December 2016, Leicestershire-based Andrew Hawkey approached me to help him with his new business venture, 1Click Meeting Rooms.

Daniel Burton

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28.09.2017

Copy editing , Success stories , Businesses

Case studies

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"Why am I writing this?" "No one will read this. Why am I bothering?" "Should I just give up?" If you've asked yourself any of these questions recently, it's time for a little pep talk.

Daniel Burton

78 Views

28.08.2017

Writing , Writer's Block , Writing tips , Authors

Writing

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I’ve often said that everybody has a story. You might not think it at the moment, but there is one inside you and it’s important that you share it. It’s just as important to know your main character… which is you.

Daniel Burton

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04.09.2017

Businesses , Writing , Stories

Writing

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Gradstrategy is an organisation owned by Coventry University graduate Benedicta Banga, and aims to help students find their dream career. In 2016, Benedicta put together a handbook on this very topic and, as a recent Coventry University graduate myself, I was only too eager to help.

Daniel Burton

43 Views

04.09.2017

Copy editing , Blogging , Proofreading , Academic

Case studies

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When Leicestershire-based Quorn Badminton Club approached me for help with their online and social media presence in 2015, I immediately agreed, especially as I am one of their players myself.

Daniel Burton

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07.09.2017

Social media , PR , Promotion , Case study

Case studies

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Every novel needs a blurb and a synopsis. Agents and publishers will insist on reading a synopsis and a short summary, often the first three chapters or so, before giving you a yes or no. Sometimes authors, particularly those just starting out on their writing venture, mistakenly assume that a blurb and synopsis are the same. They are not!

Daniel Burton

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18.09.2017

Authors

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Producing high quality video content for businesses and individuals is something that Leicester-based video production company Large Scale Film is passionate about. Having already built an impressive portfolio featuring its work with councils, schools, and businesses, Large Scale Film approached D. Burton Editing to find out how they could use LinkedIn to showcase their work to a B2B audience and form some new connections.

Daniel Burton

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18.09.2017

Success stories

Social media

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Writing is harder than you might think. For one reason or another, the creative 'spark' can fade away, and it is never a nice feeling when it happens. Rediscovering your passion for writing and reigniting that fire in your heart takes time. However it is always possible.

Daniel Burton

35 Views

25.09.2017

Authors

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Using written content is a popular and effective marketing technique for businesses operating in various industries. By using a range of platforms, companies have been able to connect with their audience and start building a relationship with them. But what about the people inside the business? How can you connect with them?

Daniel Burton

40 Views

25.09.2017

Businesses , Content Marketing , Blogs , Newsletters

Businesses

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Self-publishing has come a long way in the last 10+ years. It is no longer the 'last resort' for authors to get their work out for the public; it is now a viable alternative, provided the author's work is of a high quality and they have a strong presence. There are several success stories from self-publishing and for businesses, it presents an interesting opportunity.

Daniel Burton

37 Views

25.09.2017

Businesses , Self-publishing , Copywriting , Books

Businesses

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In the world of social media and online portfolios, you could be forgiven for thinking that the humble CV is becoming outdated. However, it is still an important way to show your skills. The way you write your CV is just as important.

Daniel Burton

54 Views

25.09.2017

CVs , Writing

Writing

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"I want to write, but I don't have the time. I'm too busy." Does that sound familiar? Finding the time to write is a challenge faced by many authors, both aspiring and experienced, and it is a difficult one to overcome. But finding the time to work on a manuscript can bring great rewards.

Daniel Burton

76 Views

25.09.2017

Authors

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Sometimes, the world of 'likes' and 'retweets' can be a confusing one. To help shed some light on social media, here are some FAQs.

Daniel Burton

27 Views

25.09.2017

Social media

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Blogs can be a great marketing tool for your business or your work. There are many reasons why people hold back from starting a blog, but by remembering the 5 Ws (who, what, where, why, and when), your blog will grow.

Daniel Burton

54 Views

25.09.2017

Blog writing

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Letting the media know your stories and your success can sometimes be a challenge. There are a number of factors to consider; which publications should you target? Is the story even newsworthy?

Daniel Burton

53 Views

25.09.2017

PR , Press releases , Media

Public relations and promotion

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In their quest for perfection, authors can find themselves questioning what they have written. It is not uncommon for whole passages to be deleted or even rewritten, only to be changed back to what the author originally wrote. So when does a story become ready to be sent to the publishers or let loose on Amazon?

Daniel Burton

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25.09.2017

Authors

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Mental health difficulties affect around one in ten children or young people. These can be caused by a number of different factors, and finding the right support is not always easy. West Midlands-based organisation Tappy Twins helps youngsters and teenagers who have experienced traumatic events and difficulties with mental health through a combination of counselling, therapy, and coaching.

Daniel Burton

24 Views

27.09.2017

Success stories , Social media , PR and media

Case studies

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Writing is a wonderful art-form. The ability to create whole new worlds and convey emotional messages through the medium of fiction is an amazing talent to have. If you have a passion for story-telling and you dream of seeing your name on the front of a book, read on!

Daniel Burton

86 Views

27.09.2017

Authors

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Writing a book is a dream that many of us share. It's not always easy, however. My writing dream came true in 2015 and with this handy survival guide, you can reach your dreams too!

Daniel Burton

62 Views

09.10.2017

Authors

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It's estimated that freelancers make up around six per cent of workers in the UK - that's some 2 million people. Freelancers operate in a variety of fields, and here's what you should know if you're thinking of working with one.

Daniel Burton

149 Views

19.10.2017

Businesses

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