Category Archives: Editing

Five Ways NOT to Attract an Editor’s Attention

© 2013 W. Terry Whalin Will Rogers is credited with saying, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” As an acquisitions editor, I read book proposals and manuscripts from authors every day. It’s no exaggeration … Continue reading

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Creating a Quality e-Product

© 2013 Susan K. Stewart Publisher’s Weekly reported that e-book sales rose by 117% in 2011 while print sales fell. That trend seems to be leveling off now. So for most writers a combination of print and e-publishing is the best … Continue reading

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Wild Apostrophes

© 2012 JoAnn Reno Wray I haven’t read articles in the newspaper, seen Internet stories, nor heard it reported by TV newscasters, but I’m convinced a large herd of wild apostrophes has escaped from the punctuation zoo and is multiplying … Continue reading

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Four Surprising Lessons

© 2011 Dennis E. Hensley Someone sent me an email recently with the header, “Twenty Classic Novels You’ve Probably Never Read.” Since I consider myself to be a well-read person (hey, I do have a Ph.D. in English, after all), … Continue reading

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Silence Your Inner Editor

© Edie Melson, May 2011 Is your Inner Editor a friend or foe? For most of us the answer is dependent on where we are in the writing process. This overly helpful person lives inside most of us and comes … Continue reading

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Writing Is Rewriting

© 2008 Marylane Wade Koch First comes the idea; the writer rushes to the keyboard to start that story or article. After hours or weeks of labor, the work is complete. How wonderful it feels! However, is the project really … Continue reading

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