I just came across this extremely helpful post by Bryn Donovan--if you've ever found your head spinning when trying to figure out what level of editing your manuscript might need, read on! Hey friends! Before I published my first book with a publisher, I didn’t understand that there are different types of editing. Even if … Continue reading What Is Developmental Editing? — Bryn Donovan
If the answer is yes, then you've come to the right place: https://writealready2017.wordpress.com/ I've been a freelance copyeditor/proofreader for a while now, and I've worked on all kinds of projects...but what I really excel at--my superpower, if you will--is taking a finished manuscript and making it shine. Most copyeditors will take a manuscript and offer … Continue reading Do you have an amazing story you’ve been dying to tell, but just don’t feel you have the writing skills to do it justice?
Ok. I see the thought process here. Electric, electricuted. But for Pete's sake, you KNOW spell check picked up on that...
No matter how many times you've read through your precious manuscript, I can guarantee you that there are still corrections and improvements to be made. I know--because I'm a writer, too--and I've been there. Writing has always been my passion–and out of that passion, almost by default, grew a staunch conviction that, if you are … Continue reading Finally going to publish that book? Then you need an editor–because Grammarly isn’t enough.
Odd name for a group of islands.
You’ve got to be a lot of things when you’re a writer. Not only do you need to craft characters and worlds from nothing, bring together a cohesive story, and take hundreds of random words and arrange them into sentences that make sense, you also need to check those sentences for mistakes. But when you’ve […] … Continue reading How To Be An Expert Typo Hunter — K.M. Allan
I legitimately don't even know where to begin with this one. More of a translation issue, I suppose...but I couldn't help myself.
on Blood Red Pencil: Read the article HERE via Seven Proven Strategies for Editing and Proofreading Your Own Writing – by Michael LaRocca… — Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog
Technically--and let's face it...I'm all about being technical when it comes to typos--there are two mistakes here...
Taken from my calendar...but had to share, because the improper use of quotation marks ranks among the top few of my biggest pet peeves.