Posts Tagged "Editing"

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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Failure Only Exists If You Let It by Karin Beery

Failure Only Exists If You Let It by Karin Beery

By on Aug 24, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

I have tried to write this blog post three times. I have yet to make it past the first paragraph though, as I finish my introduction and wonder, “how is this going to encourage anyone?” So I’ve taken several breaks to play Farmville and think. I’ve also read a few chapters (or books) by Karen Witemeyer, and I’ve putzed around on my social media. That’s where I found...

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