#AmEditing: Understanding Editing Fees

#AmEditing: Understanding Editing Fees

Good editing takes time and tends not to be cheap. Yet, understanding editing fees isn’t all that cut and dry considering all the factors that go into what can be considered good and reasonable. The choices we make are relative to our finances, publishing goals,...
#WriteTip: Approaches to Outlining a Novel

#WriteTip: Approaches to Outlining a Novel

Approaches to outlining a novel are sometimes bemoaned by authors who decry how such an orderly approach can work against the rather addictive journey of discovery (surprise!) allowed by pantsing through a plot. After the high of flying by the seat of one’s...
#PubTib: Book Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

#PubTib: Book Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

Book formatting mistakes to avoid abound in traditional as well as independent publishing. While some readers say they can overlook a certain number of typos when a story is engaging enough, it’s probably safe to say bad formatting is even harder to overlook...
#AmEditing: Choosing an Editor

#AmEditing: Choosing an Editor

Choosing an editor tends to be a stressful and time-consuming task and for good reason. If submitting a manuscript to traditional publishers, you know how important it is to put your best writing forward in this day and age when publishing houses continue to cut back...
#EditTip: How to Punctuate Dialogue

#EditTip: How to Punctuate Dialogue

Writers vary greatly in how much dialogue they use to suit varying purposes. No matter the amount incorporated into a book, properly punctuated dialogue makes the effort disappear before the reader because the punctuation cues draw them effortlessly through a text....
#EditTip: Types of Editing Defined

#EditTip: Types of Editing Defined

The different types of editing can be broken into three major categories: content, style, and copyediting. Some editors might go with only two major categories since stylistic editing bleeds onto both sides. To make matters even more confusing, various editing terms...