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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Posted on 08/03/2020 at 05:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Early on, author Beth Barany dreaded editing her novel — a sentiment that some of you may share. Fortunately, she...

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Posted on 07/29/2020 at 03:13 PM by Guest Author

A great book isn’t just engaging. It’s also well written in the technical sense. Learn why good grammar is so...

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Tagged As: Editing, Language

Posted on 07/07/2020 at 11:15 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We shared controversial language news on our reader blog yesterday (and made sure it was seen by posting it on...

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Posted on 06/24/2020 at 04:27 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’ve been putting commas in wherever you’d take a pause while speaking, we have some bad news for you:...

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Posted on 06/15/2020 at 11:13 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes we like to share easy self-editing tips — a list of ten common language issues, for instance. This recent...

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Tagged As: Editing, Joanna Penn

Posted on 06/03/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We and professional editor Louise Harnby would never suggest that technology is just as good as a human proofreader. However,...

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Posted on 05/14/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Visual learners, rejoice: Joanna Penn wants to literally show you how she self-edits her work. You can read a transcript...

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Tagged As: Editing, Joanna Penn

Posted on 04/22/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As we spend just about every waking hour, every day, with the members of our immediate household, we’re having to...

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Tagged As: Editing, Writing advice

Posted on 04/17/2020 at 10:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some of the editing tips we share are subtle, while others alert you to more flagrant issues that readers will...

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Tagged As: Editing, Jane Friedman