Posted on 02/20/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When LS Hawker first realized she’d need to use beta readers to prepare two manuscripts in twelve months, she cert...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Writer's Digest

Posted on 02/07/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Benjamin Dreyer has spent nearly three decades in the copy-editing field, so unsurprisingly he has more than a few stron...

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Posted on 01/30/2019 at 09:27 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s only so much effective editing that one can do to one’s own work. That, of course, doesn’t mea...

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Tagged As: Editing, Joanna Penn

Posted on 11/11/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This post isn’t exactly a tip for authors, but we thought it might be a nice balm for anyone who’s ever been...

Tagged As: Editing, Language

Posted on 11/01/2018 at 10:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

While it’s true that editing your own work can be a struggle, it’s also true that the more cleanup you do in...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 09/04/2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Oftentimes, as native speakers, we have a sense for what sounds right but can’t explain why a particular phrasing...

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Tagged As: Editing, Grammar Girl

Posted on 08/29/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We admit it — we often have to look up whether “rack” or “wrack” is correct. If you’...

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Posted on 09/01/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The good news about this Grammar Girl post: It doesn’t alert you to something ungrammatical you’re doing. Th...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Grammar Girl

Posted on 08/11/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ideally, before you hire an editor, you should know the answers to three questions: 1. When should I hire one? 2. Why am...

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Tagged As: Editing, Writer's Digest

Posted on 08/06/2018 at 11:26 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you fear your writing drags — or, worse, if you’ve been told it does — there are concrete steps you...

Categories: Behind the scenes