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Tag Archives: Editor
Strengthen Your Story with One Quick Fix by Karin Beery
Freelance editor and prepubbed author, Karin Beery, shares a pet peeve of many editors, including me, and shows how to fix it. Writing wisdom for the wise writer. Take heed … Today I didn’t go to the zoo. I didn’t … Continue reading
Posted in editing, Guest Posts, write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged editing, Editor, Karin Beery, Writing 6 Comments
The Laws of Writing
I wish I could engrave this in every writer’s mind. Basically, it’s a simple tenet: you have to know the rules before you can break them. But let’s skip the “breaking” part and realize that we must know the rules. … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged critique, editing, Editor, rules of writing, Writing 12 Comments
Do You Have a Platform?
Maybe I should start with asking, “Do you know what a platform is?” I’m not talking about the construction/architectural definition or the political definition, but the one used for us writers. Recently I proof-read a query for a friend and realized … Continue reading
Posted in The Business Tagged agent, Editor, platform, publisher, query 11 Comments
The Christian PEN 10th Anniversary Convention
Are you a freelance editor, or interested in possibly becoming one? The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network is sponsoring an editor convention in Southern California April 23–25. “Keys to Successful Freelance Editing” is for part-time or full-time editorial … Continue reading
Posted in editing Tagged conference, convention, editing, Editor, freelance editing, freelance editor, publisher, publishing, The Christian PEN, writer, Writing Leave a comment
Hard to believe I’m having a discussion about grits on two loops, one in Facebook Groups and another on LinkedIn. I bet you can figure how these discussions are going, too. Equal parts of “I hate/love grits” and grits recipes. … Continue reading
Posted in Cooking and Recipes Tagged agent, Editor, Georgia, grits, novel pitching, shrimp and grits, south, southern, Texas 10 Comments
You’re a scout for a college baseball team. You travel all over the state, watching high school games with an eye toward recruiting the best of the best. The handful of guys that’ll give your college team the edge. You … Continue reading
It’s time to send The Cat Lady’s Secret out into the world in search of an agent. Please, just cut off my arm. That’ll be far less painful. When I sent Give the Lady a Ride out on the publication trail, I knew–at … Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tagged agent, Editor, Give the Lady a Ride, Jane Friedman, publication goals, publish, publisher, The Cat Lady's Secret, Writer's Digest, Writing, writing goals 14 Comments
I Have a New Job!
Last Friday, I was accepted to the team of editors for Port Yonder Press publishing company. I am now an “associate editor in training”! For the past few years, I’ve had editing/critiquing jobs and projects and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Now … Continue reading
Posted in Personal, Writing Tagged Associate Editor, Christian Publishing, Editor, Port Yonder Press 18 Comments