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 04/13/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There isn’t a hard-and-fast rule on whether to use contractions in your dialogue. However, there is plenty of guidance available,...

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Posted on 04/08/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editor Louise Harnby is full of small tips that can make a huge positive effect on your writing. We loved...

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Posted on 03/06/2020 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

So many misunderstandings could possibly be averted if, in real life, we were able to hop into other people’s heads....

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

In an ideal world, your book is the one that keeps a reader up well past their bedtime because each...

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Posted on 02/09/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When your story is told through third-person limited point-of-view, consider looking at how many layers the reader must dive through....

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Posted on 02/05/2020 at 12:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors are reminded that the reader must be in the head of their viewpoint character. But editor Louise Harnby has...

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Posted on 11/13/2019 at 10:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know how to use quote marks, right? Sure, but maybe not as well as you think. Editor and proofreader...

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Posted on 11/03/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You’re welcome to write in any verb tense you want, in one experienced editor’s opinion. But that being said —...

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

If you’re developing any sort of self-editing checklist, Louise Harnby has a new entry for you: filter words. Filter words...

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