The first thing to decide is the purpose of the edit.
I recently published a post with an embarrassing error: who’s instead of whose. How did I let this happen and how can I help you avoid doing the same?
I have to be aware of my tastes and make sure I don’t impose them on the writers I work with.
As an editor, I see dangling modifiers everywhere.
If you don’t know what that means, let’s break it down so you can get maximum word-nerd cred.
I think point 7 is my favourite, with 8 coming a close second.
Are you stumped? Not sure where to start? Here’s a suggestion for a way in.
Writing can be a lonely occupation, but help is at hand. Here’s a teeny tiny video I made on the subject. (That’s me on the…
Whether your manuscript is a final draft needing a polish or an early draft needing feedback, working with an editor can help you get one step closer to publication.
Adapting your posts as source material for your book is a good start. But the key word here is adapting. Just stringing them together under chapter headings probably isn’t going to cut it. Here’s why.
Wouldn’t it be nice if I had some wise words or helpful tips to offer about avoiding avoiding?
Hiring an editor is a significant step, so you need to be confident that they are right editor for you.
I’ve found that some new writers try to avoid using ‘said’, perhaps worrying that it’s boring or repetitive. But believe it or not…