By Rachel E. Newman When I first realized my passion for editing, I had long recognized my love for books and stories. During my adolescent years, I read voraciously; and by the time I decided to pursue editing, I believed I could recognize a well-written novel within a few sentences. Surely I would be a […]
The Princess Author Syndrome by Judith Briles explains the beliefs of Princess Authors and why these beliefs create the guaranteed formula for author and book failure.
Wanted: How to Find Your Best Editor by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas uses bestselling author Tim Ferriss’ recent appeal for an editor as an example of how to find your best editor.
Contributing Writers: Most Popular Posts for 2014 including Frances Caballo, Jason Matthews, Corina Koch MacLeod, Carla Douglas, Jason Kong, Nina Amir and Helen Sedwick.
The Indie Author’s Bookshelf: 19 Best Titles for Self-Editing by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas lists 19 self-editing books every indie author should have.
Editors’ Post-NaNo Tips for Revising Your Novel by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas explains the differences between revising and editing, and how revision can be influenced by the prewriting and planning style used by the writer.
Top 5 Ways Authors Sabotage Their Own Book by Shayla Eaton explains why self-published authors often think they don’t need a professional editor, and why they should reconsider this decision.
Is Crowdsourced Editing Right for Your Book? by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas explains the concept of crowdsourced editing and compares crowdsourced editors to beta readers and professional editors.
What Does Editing Look Like? Behind the (Crime) Scene at the Editor’s Screen by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas explains the differences between developmental editing, stylistic/structural editing , copyediting and word-level editing.
5 Ways an Editor is Like a Dentist by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas explains how editors are necessary and provide essential and worthwhile services, just like dentists.