Pricing Your e-Book Right

There are many factors that go into the decision of how much to charge for your e-book. Some of these are within your…

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Here’s How To Choose Between Book Publishing Platforms

If you are planning to self-publish, direct publishing may be the best way. What is direct publishing? Direct…

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Advantages of Self-Publishing e-Books over Traditional Print Publishing

If you can’t decide whether to self-publish or go for traditional publishing, here is a comparison of the two types…

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Qualities of an Efficient Literary Agent

This article intends to help first-time authors find a good literary agent. Above writing and editing, it is the agent…

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What Is a White Paper and How Do I Write One?

If you’re a freelance writer, chances are high you’ve seen more than a little discussion of white papers and been…

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Top Five Comma Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Correct use of commas can be very confusing and, in some cases, may depend on the chosen style guide of your work.…

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The Top Five Differences Between British and American English

When writing, especially in a scientific journal, it is prudent to check which version of English should be used. There…

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How to Accept All Track Changes at Once in Microsoft Word

If you are writing a document that will subsequently be corrected by a tutor, peer, colleague, or professional editor,…

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The Top Five Grammar Mistakes Editors See

Every writer would like to believe his or her work is perfect. However, the best writers know that a little editorial…

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Writing Fiction – Advice From a Professional Editor

When writing fiction, it is important to keep your mind on the entire structure. It helps to think of your novel as a…

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How to Find Help in a College Writing Lab

Writing assignments while at college or university can be a challenging and potentially frustrating process. Luckily,…

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Top Five Commonly Misspelled Words from Novice Writers

Everyone has it in him or her to write a novel, yet so many people don’t bother. Why not tell your story? There are…

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Follow These Guidelines to Properly Use an Asterisk

The important thing to remember about an asterisk is simply that it points to something else. It does not convey an…

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Proofreading vs. Copy Editing: What’s the Difference?

Summary: To the uninitiated, proofreading and copy editing may appear to be the same thing. But if the writer is the…

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The Time to Edit is Before It’s a Book

Many people who self-publish leave the editing until the end. This is a big mistake. As a writer, you should edit…

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How to Edit a Book – Tips From a Professional Editor

Editing your book after the first draft is just as important as getting the words down on paper in the first place. The…

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Editing Tips From a Professional Editor

Here are a few professional editing tips to improve your writing. Following these tips can help make your writing a…

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Proofreading Follows Copy Editing: It’s the Little Things That Count

Summary: After the copy editing comes the proofreading. The fine art of catching what else is wrong with a…

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How to Edit Urban Slang

There are rules for writing—including using formal versus informal language when you write—that can extend to…

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Examples of Transition Words

Transitional words or phrases are used in speech and in writing to link parts of a sentence. They create flow between…

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When to Italicize a Title

It is often difficult to sort out when to italicize a title in our writing. There are so many types of content that it…

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What Is Technical Writing?

Technical writing is an umbrella term for numerous types of writing, including theses, dissertations, journal articles,…

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When Should I Avoid Contractions in Writing?

In today’s text-speaking, emoji-using, open world, it's commonplace to use contractions to mimic the spoken word.…

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Five Essential Tips for Writing

As a professional editor, I work with a wide variety of material. I see everything from archaeology research papers to…

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