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December 12, 2016

Avoid Breaking the Spell

All the hard work of pulling your reader into the setting can be undone by careless details that break the spell for readers and take them out of the world of the novel.
May 18, 2016

Dragon Springs Road Finally in Editing!

A publisher’s marketing activities will move the dial for book sales, but are there things an author can do to help the process? You gotta at least try.
April 30, 2013

Light at the End of the Editing Tunnel

Oh goody, proofreading! This joyous response to spelling, grammar and punctuation check can only come from someone who's been in the editing tunnel for weeks.
February 7, 2013

About Editorial Notes

After the phone call with my editor about her notes, I have way more confidence about editing. Now there’s guidance and direction, and some pretty practical ideas about how to proceed.
June 17, 2012

Notes from a Freelance Editor

I got mentally prepared to receive back pages of criticism about my manuscript. After all, Jennifer had edited novels written by far more experienced and published authors. She was not going to let me off easy, in fact it’s her job to point out anything and everything that could be an issue.
May 26, 2012

Working with a Freelance Editor

Everyone tells you that publishing is under siege and in a time of transition; but what does that mean to authors? It means you pay for your own professional editor if you want your manuscript to get serious consideration from a publisher.