Category: Writing Advice

For authors, by authors, one word at a time

Tips Before Hiring an Editor

When you’re finished with your first draft, it’s time to move onto the next phase, which is editing. Now editing is not easy to do and it’s definitely not something we should skimp on. I would tell everyone serious about publishing to hire an editor when their story was ready for one. So what do…
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March 7, 2017 3

Editing Marks: Real and Imagined

This month’s topic is editing.  So to start off we will review the standard editing/proofreading marks as well as a few not-so-standard/humorous.  So what is the difference between editing and proofreading?  Content editing is going beyond the basic reading for technical errors.  It gets into the muscled of the piece… beyond just the bones.  Line editing…
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March 6, 2017 0

On Writing (and Editing) Steampunk

CONGRATULATIONS It seems you are an expert on all things steampunk – I feel like the movie voice-over guy says this to me every time someone asks me to write about steampunk. I mean, okay, I have four published books that broadly fit into the steampunk genre box, but I don’t have a badge or…
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March 1, 2017 0