Don’t take my word for it

With the proliferation of places to self-publish your stories, there’s a lot more reading material out there to choose from. Some authors might say marketing is their secret. They know what their readers like and they know where they go to find reading material, and they buy ads to reach them. But a lot ofContinue reading “Don’t take my word for it”

More authors books now available

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. I am a reader as well as an editor, and I do not get involved in editing stories I can’t see myself getting behind wholeheartedly. That said, many clients have published the books which I edited for them since I last updated a couple months ago. SoContinue reading “More authors books now available”

Proofreading

Today is National Proofreading Day. I thought I’d talk a bit about what proofreading actually is and where it fits in the process of getting your manuscript ready for readers. Prepublication’s final step The first thing to begin to understand about proofreading is that it is the last editing step before publication. Proofreading is doneContinue reading “Proofreading”

Publishing timeline

a guide for self-publishing authors who want to use editors I’ve had a number of conversations the last few weeks with authors who approach me about editing, but they have surprisingly unrealistic timetables for going from draft through editing, to publish-ready. This blog will primarily address the editing parts of the publishing process: beta readers,Continue reading “Publishing timeline”