Last year, I had the privilege of working on an amazing, award-winning anthology. I got to be involved in the project from start to finish, so join me as I take you on a journey of the publication of a book.
Though the terms are often used interchangeably, copyediting and proofreading are technically quite different. Join me on a mini etymological journey to clarify the difference and illustrate when you need each type of editing. And let me know if you spot any typos!
Before I begin, let it be noted that I am by no means an expert in building websites, not even in WordPress. Since beginning this website in February, I am entirely self-taught. But I’ve had a lot of fun building … Read More
I’ve alluded in previous posts to the idea that editors don’t expect authors to accept all of their suggestions, particularly in my posts on the editing process. I talked about the logistics of accepting or rejecting changes in Microsoft Word … Read More
Writing and editing advice are full of pithy phrases like Show Don’t Tell, Said Bookisms, or White Room Dialogue. Unfortunately, I have yet to come across a popular saying to describe the best piece of writing advice I’ve ever heard: … Read More
I’ve written a series of articles on the editing process for a publisher I’ve worked for, Crystal Publishing, and they were kind enough to let me re-post the articles here on my blog. Last time, we talked about the basics … Read More
Does writing really have rules? Nope. Alright, hope you have a good week, I’ll be back… Oh, you want more of an answer? You don’t believe me when I say that there are no rules in writing? Ok, let me … Read More
Last weekend, I went to the Northern Colorado Writers Conference for the first time. I wish I’d known about it years ago! I’ve traveled to other cities for writing conferences, and it was super nice to be able to go to … Read More
I’m going to tell you a secret: Editors aren’t perfect. *cue collective gasp* I know, I know. Now you’re asking, “Then why on earth should I be asking an imperfect editor to perfect my writing?” And, well, if absolute perfection … Read More