Category Archives: editing

The Importance of the Copy Edit

A friend is doing a massive favor for me and the other authors of a collection we’ve already released. She’s doing the copy edit we should’ve done to begin with. Even though I had already edited the bulk of the … Continue reading

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Best Article About Editing

  Dave Chesson has a great guide to editors and editing on his site kindlepreneur, and I’m not saying that just because I’m listed as one of the editors. If you think you’re going to be in the market for an editor … Continue reading

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Little Things to Watch For

It’s the little things that slip by you while proofreading.  Reversed apostrophes, missing apostrophes, quotation marks in the wrong places or absent, commas and periods missing or misplaced, words that are words, but not the ones you intended. Sometimes books get … Continue reading

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How Professionals Elevate Indie Publishing

Long ago, in another time, another place, I lamented the foolishness of writers who skipped jumping the required hoops that litter the path to traditional publishing and simply published themselves. I mean, after all, self-published works carried a stigma. If the authors were … Continue reading

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Writing: the Logical Approach

We authors get to rolling in our manuscripts and sometimes forget to pay attention to what we’re putting on the page. Don’t ask me how this happens, I don’t know. I’m as guilty as anyone and often have to giggle … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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Setting Description

 He clutches the package tighter to his chest and shoots a glance over his shoulder. Still there. No shakin’ them. Whoever’d hired them is sure gettin’ his money’s worth. His eyes dart to the “Walk” sign at the corner, and … Continue reading

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Don’t “Google” It

One of the fun things about being an editor–and I am one, in case you’ve forgotten–is trying to keep up with the ever-changing lexicon. Because of television and technology, we have new words thrown at us all the time. (Even … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

Especially for writers–the proofreading edition (in celebration of finishing The Final Ride).

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It’s Done, Now What?

While I was at Mom’s last week, I read The Final Ride to her. Because of her macular degeneration, she’d never be able to read it herself, which is reason enough to read it to her, but I have another, … Continue reading

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