Posts Tagged "Editing"

I Love Editors by Susie Finkbeiner

I Love Editors by Susie Finkbeiner

By on May 1, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Let’s face it, editors get a bad rap. In movies they are cold, calculating souls out to destroy the very lives of writers. In the minds of new writers, editors can only say the word “no” and possibly a string of insults. They have the reputation of being mean, writer hating perfectionists who make it their business to shred any manuscript which...

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When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

By on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

You finally finished your novel – congratulations! That’s something to celebrate, and celebrate you should … but then what? Is it time to hire an editor? That depends. How quickly do you want to publish, and how much money are you prepared to spend? Please don’t misunderstand – I’m not implying that hiring an editor costs too much or that hiring one will make the...

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6 Self-Editing Tips for NaNoWriMo Writers by Karin Beery

6 Self-Editing Tips for NaNoWriMo Writers by Karin Beery

By on Dec 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

If you participated in NaNoWriMo, congratulations! It’s not an easy thing to do – I did it once and haven’t tried it since, partly because the schedule is intense and partly because that manuscript continues to sit untouched. It’s a pretty terrible manuscript and it needs a lot of work. At some point I plan to resurrect it, but I haven’t convinced myself to do it...

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Five Tips for Finding the Right Editor by Karin Beery

Five Tips for Finding the Right Editor by Karin Beery

By on Oct 26, 2016 in Blog | 5 comments

Earlier I addressed the topic of understanding editing – what’s the difference between a macro, line, and copy edit. That post inspired this comment: “Do you have any tips for finding an editor or a fair way to judge their skill/your teamwork potential? I wouldn’t want to waste an editors time if we won’t work well together or don’t see eye to eye.” I didn’t think I...

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5 Benefits of Giving Critiques by Janyre Tromp

5 Benefits of Giving Critiques by Janyre Tromp

By on Sep 2, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

At the risk of getting an influx of manuscripts to critique, I have a confession to make. I love critiquing other people’s books. It is, in fact, part of my day job as an editor. But here’s the thing, there’s a smidgen of selfishness in my love. I think giving critiques is nearly as helpful to developing my craft as receiving critiques.* Wait what? I think most of...

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