On Editing

Identifying a Good Editor

If you don’t see empathy, humility, and a surgeon’s precision with detail, look somewhere else Source: By these…

What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos

The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually…

Guide to Vetting Editors

Need help figuring out how to choose an editor? Janell Robisch has some great tips for you. Vetting…

Can You Edit?

I’ve posted a copyediting test before, but here’s another one for funsies. The Times’s standards editor, Philip B….

Don’t Be the Grammar Police

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]eaders have had to compensate for the lack of quality control in self-published ebooks by leaving reviews, creating…

So what DOES an editor do? Part II

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]roofreading is surrounded by a cloud of confusion. It’s often taken for granted, tossed out to the wind…

Reason number 27 why style sheets matter

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t lets your formatter know the decisions you’ve made with your editor on how you want to format…

So what DOES an editor do? Part I

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]et’s face it, most authors generally don’t know what an editor’s job really is. They have a basic…

Fiction and Style Guides

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]unctuation and grammar are tools in fiction, not rules. I’m not sure I can ever say this enough:…

Is your editor doing the job you expect?

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ditors can be expensive, and the quality of work you’ll get varies widely. Like anything else in life,…

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