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...

Categories: Behind the scenes

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’...

Categories: Behind the scenes

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...

Categories: Behind the scenes

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

Posted on 08/01/2018 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s perfectly natural to feel anxious about punctuation. After all, it’s been years since you sat in that c...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 07/10/2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re sharing more tips on how to edit your own book, this time from Natasa Lekic from New York Book Editors (via...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 07/09/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

While working on the copy desk at our college newspaper, we used to hear a certain reporter say carelessly, “Eh, t...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Writing advice