You’ve finished writing your book, article, ad copy, or dissertation. The hardest part is over…or is it? No good writer nowadays can succeed without editing, and self-editing is a part of good writing. This article will reveal a professional editor’s tips on how to self-edit effectively without killing yourself over it. To self-edit, you need […]
Novel editing is a service that can assist an author who wants to improve a work of fiction. Perhaps your story is intriguing and creative, but your analytical skills are lacking. Or maybe you just aren’t sure about punctuation or consistency. Professional editors can help make your writing stand out among other manuscripts. Content editing […]
While every writer would like to believe his or her work is perfect, the best writers know that a little editorial assistance can smooth a rough draft into a polished final manuscript. Most often, it’s small grammatical errors that trip up aspiring writers. To help you avoid those errors, we’ll discuss five of the most common mistakes and why they’re wrong.
When writing fiction, it is important to keep your mind on the entire structure. It helps to think of your novel as a tapestry with colored strands interwoven so they can create a balanced design that tells a story. If the weaver takes some strands and starts working on a side panel of the tapestry […]
Editing your book after the first draft is just as important as getting the words down on paper in the first place. The first draft is a stream of thoughts from the author’s mind. The editing process helps to reshape these into something others can understand. Knowing how to edit a book with the reader’s […]
As a professional editor, I work with a wide variety of material: everything from archaeology research papers to zombie love stories. Despite the extreme differences between these two genres, every work of English can benefit from the five following pieces of advice.
No one will argue that the writing journey from book idea to print can be daunting. However, it might not be as challenging as one might think—especially if you have a plan for what you will write, you line up a reliable editor, and you know how to look for a publisher. Once you know […]
There are certain important things every writer should look for when hiring an editor. Not all editors and editing companies are created equal. So to sort through the editorial slush pile, there are things you can look for that will ensure a professional and positive editing experience. One of the things writers must decide before […]
Now that you’ve finished your book or other document, you might have some ideas in mind for your editor, and that’s great! But, before choosing your editor, do you know what to avoid? Naturally, you know what you do want. And that’s a consummate professional, one who is highly skilled, respects your work, and will […]
When you’ve finally finished your dissertation, there’s a good chance you feel an equal amount of triumph and exhaustion. You’ve been slaving over this piece of writing for months and months. Now it’s time to submit your dissertation to be defended. While most colleges and universities recommend that you obtain professional editing services for your […]