Posted on 02/25/2021 at 03:22 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some editing and revising tips are like a deep clean of your house, while others are a nice surface-clean. Today’s...

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Posted on 01/12/2021 at 10:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Unboxed and Jane Friedman both featured posts recently on the editing experience. At the former, longtime editor Jim Dempsey...

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Posted on 01/04/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The first thing you should know about self-editing is that it doesn’t replace a professional editor, says David Gaughran. What...

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Posted on 12/03/2020 at 11:28 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Revising and editing doesn’t have to be deadly dull, serious work. Editor and writing coach Allison K. Williams shares a...

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Posted on 11/30/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Does your manuscript feel as bloated as the typical American diner after a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Well, Kathryn Craft recently...

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Tagged As: Editing, Writing advice

Posted on 10/30/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Falling leaves, Halloween parties, discussions of when to use commas — it really feels like back-to-school season around here at...

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Posted on 10/22/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editor Louise Harnby says it’s more than okay to begin a sentence with “and” or “but,” no matter what your...

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Tagged As: Editing, Louise Harnby

Posted on 10/16/2020 at 10:21 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The editing process can be both a burden and a security blanket for writers. Why the latter? Those with perfectionist...

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Posted on 10/05/2020 at 10:06 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whether you’ve surpassed your objectively stated word count goal or just have a nagging feeling that your novel is too...

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Posted on 09/16/2020 at 03:05 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Being as close as you are to your novel, it can be tough to identify what exactly needs to be...

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