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The Different Functions of an Editor

Tweet Hi! It’s your editor again. Remember me? I’m the one that makes sure your book is actually ready to be read by your adoring fans. If you’re confused about what an editor actually does, that might be because we do so many different things. Technically, everything we do is editing, but there’s a lot […]

Top Three Grammar Mistakes of Writers…and the Rest of the World

Tweet As an editor, a major part of my job is to correct a writer’s grammar. This includes spelling errors, incorrect homophones (or words that sound similar but aren’t if you think about it),¬†punctuation,¬†and word choice. Each month I’ll share with you some common mistakes I find in the works that I edit and how […]

What I Learned About Writing This Week…from the Basics

Being sick resets one’s brain to the basics. In three brief points, lets discuss some basics of good writing. We’ll look at story structure, rules for writing, and audience analysis.

On Publishing: Making It Pretty

Tweet I started the week with the story of the evolution of Unstressed Syllables — which was significantly driven by the birth of Consortium Books — and ended that post with the promise that I’d tell you how Consortium Books does what it does. I’m dividing that into two parts: “Making It Pretty” and “Getting […]