Category Archives: Editing Advice

What is this “rest” you speak of?

Since my birthday was Monday, I decided ahead of time that I didn’t want to exercise on my special day. But, since I’m working hard to lose weight and be fit, I didn’t think it was completely smart for me … Continue reading

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A Quick Look At Scrivener

If you’re a writer, you’ve probably heard of the program Scrivener. I hesitated to purchase it for a long time because I didn’t want to put out the money for it. But I’m here to tell you – it’s worth … Continue reading

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The Importance of Beta Readers

My editing work has hit one of the usual lulls so I’ve been taking this time to work on my own writing. Last week, I sent out the novella I’ve been working on to a few beta readers. We’ve discussed beta readers on … Continue reading

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Get Your Novel Edited for Less

As an editor, I am astounded at the amount of work I receive that includes so many blatant, simple-to-fix errors. And I’m usually further confounded by these same writers who tell me, “I don’t have a lot of money to spend … Continue reading

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Choosing A Good Editor

When a new author contacts me about editing work, I always cringe a bit inside because their first question inevitably is, “How much do you charge?” (Why is everyone’s first thought about money?) Now, I know my worth (especially in the … Continue reading

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Additional Services

I’ve been experiencing a few slow days here in my editing work so I’ve had time to do some work around the house instead. I’ve washed the windows, cleaned the house (goodness, it needed it) and worked a bit on … Continue reading

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The Editing Process

Since I’ve started my editing business, I’ve come to understand that there are varying levels of the editing process. I think many authors aren’t sure where to start after they’ve finished their great novel, so I thought I’d share a … Continue reading

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Editing…not all it’s cracked up to be

As most of you know, I’m a freelance editor. One of the reasons I love the job is because I’m a perfectionist. My husband says I’m a natural at this job because I like to correct people. (Ha. Ha.) But, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Editing

There is nothing that makes me crazier than reading a really good novel, the author has a great premise and I’m seriously invested in the characters… BUT the author makes some dumb mistake that takes me right out of the … Continue reading

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