tips for writers

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…

Word of the Week: Contextomy

Contextomy is an informal fallacy we find in a lot of news articles (particularly headlines), memes, and social…

How much does editing cost?

The top question we get asked is “How much does editing cost?” You’ve probably asked yourself this question…

Genre Help!

Do you need help understanding genre? Good news! I’ve made this helpful guide to clear up any confusion….

Free Crowdfunding Webinar

There’s a new service launching called PubLaunch. It connects authors to service providers while also giving you the…

Our Demons to Battle

Writers have their own demons, and that’s not a metaphor. The next time you find yourself having trouble…

On Plagiarism

It seems like a good day to leave this here.

The Whom Problem

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] am not, in my normal life outside of editing, the grammar police. I don’t correct people on social…

Publishing is not charity

Excellent points by Stacia Kane. Don’t let publishers kick you around.

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