So You Want a Book Editing Service

Congratulations! You’ve finished your book. You’ve spent hours planning, writing, re-writing, and exhausting your…

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What Does A Technical Editor Do?

Writing and editing are two different kettles of fish. Responsible for the creative output and content, writers…

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How to Perform a Sentence-Level Copy Edit

Remember, editing is a journey. Learn how to self-edit and master your writing skills. If you feel overwhelmed by…

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How to Self-Edit Faster and More Efficiently

Self-Edit your novel faster in an organized fashion using the 38 Story Elements as your guideline. Begin by evaluating…

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Five Principles of a Thorough Self-Editing Process

  Writing a book is a self-fulfilling activity. Self-editing can be equally satisfying when you understand…

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How to Navigate the Four Stages of Book Editing: A Professional Editor’s Guide

As originally posted on ProWritingAid.com.     Book Editing - It takes a great number of aspects…

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6 Steps to Hiring a Good Book Editor

As originally posted on ProWritingAid.com.     Editing is the most important investment you will…

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10 Common Editing Mistakes Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)

As originally posted on ProWritingAid.com     There are thousands of minor details you must…

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Professional Editor Vs. Self-Editing Software: How to Get the Most Out of Both

As originally posted on ProWritingAid.com Writing is a creative skill honed over a lifetime. You can transform your…

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Homophones – What Professional Editors Know

A professional editor must be clear about the variant spellings and meanings of the most commonly used words in the…

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Online Editing Services – What Do I Really Need?

Choosing between all the professional online editing services that exists is an arduous task. Whether you are trying to…

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The First Edit – Reference Information

If you are like most writers who are serious about their craft and about getting published, you probably want to make…

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Editing for ESL Writers: Articles and Prepositions

All writers require some form of editing at some point in their writing project. If they decide to compose a personal…

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History of the Ampersand Symbol

Ampersand The ampersand symbol we know first appeared in some graffiti on a Pompeian wall. It was around the first…

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Misused Homophones: When Do I Use There, Their, or They’re?

Correct grammar is the basis for a well-written paper or article. “There,” “their,” and “they’re” are…

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Follow These Rules for Comma Usage

There are many different rules for comma usage, and unlike some other sorts of punctuation (e.g., the question mark,…

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When Should I Use “a” or “an” in a Sentence?

The difference between the articles “a” or “an” in a sentence is one of style and sound. When the next word…

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Grammar Tips for Texting

The world of texting is like the Wild West in some aspects. It’s wide open and almost without rules. The only rule…

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How and When to Use the Ampersand

Primary ampersand usage varies from language to language. In Germany, the rule is to use the ampersand within formal or…

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How to Use Parentheses

When deciding when to, or how to, use parentheses, an editor will first determine how important the information is to…

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How To Use Possessive Nouns

It is one of the greatest challenges of a writer to get the grammar and spelling of words and sentences right. That is…

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Where to Find Help When Proofreading Your Writing

Throughout the world, there are many great storytellers. Everyone has a story inside of them, whether it is a legendary…

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Using Semicolons and Colons

This article details how to use semicolons and colons. Semicolons A semicolon creates separation. They often…

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The Proper Use of Hyphens

This short tutorial will detail the proper use of hyphens. There are simple guidelines to determine when and how to use…

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