You’ve written the first draft of your book. Now what? You could send it to beta readers or an editor, but in your time (and money) would be better spent doing some revision work first. A chapter breakdown will help… Read More »Revision: How To Create A Chapter Breakdown
When you have multiple interests or passions, it can be difficult to choose a career path. Though often boiled down to checking for grammar and spelling mistakes, editing is a field that includes variety, creativity, and the opportunity to always… Read More »Editing: A Multipotentialite Career
In June of 2021, I presented at the Editors Canada Conference. My presentation was called “Doing It All: The Ups and Downs of Being a Multipotentialite Editor.” I had a blast presenting, and some people messaged me afterward asking me… Read More »What Is A Multipotentialite Editor?
Is literally literally one of the most argued about words on the internet? Maybe. When used as an intensifier, to emphasize something that isn’t true, language pedants are sure to rear their heads and argue “words mean something.” But there… Read More »Is It Okay To Use “Literally” As An Intensifier?
Ending a sentence with a preposition is one of those grammar taboos that many have heard. Some follow it as a rule, while others aren’t even sure what it means and some say it’s entirely bogus. So, is it okay… Read More »Is It Okay To End A Sentence With A Preposition?
Hands up. Who heard the rule “avoid split infinitives” before learning what an infinitive was? I’m certainly in that camp and I’m sure there are others there with me. It’s one of the rules that gets repeated frequently—even when those… Read More »Is It Okay To Split Infinitives?
Style guides are great, but even when they cover tons of subjects and scenarios, there will be questions. The editorial staff at the University of Chicago answer such questions on The Chicago Manual of Style’s online Q&A. But Can I… Read More »University of Chicago Press’s But Can I Start a Sentence With “But”?
What does editing cost and what’s a typical editor’s rate? Unfortunately, there’s no cut and dry answer. Rates vary wildly between editors, but by understanding what factors influence rates you’ll be able to make informed decisions about this step in… Read More »Editing Rates: How Much Does Editing Cost?
Any good writer knows editing is an indispensable part of the writing process. You can certainly do some editing yourself—and you definitely should—but it’s difficult to get the critical distance from your own work to edit effectively. That’s where trained… Read More »Are You Ready For An Editor?
Self-publishing may put emphasis on individual authors, but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. You can hire an editor to help you reach your publishing dreams. If you’re not sure why you should hire and editor or… Read More »5 Reasons Self-Publishing Authors Should Hire An Editor