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The Editorial Process

A Handy Tool for Writers

A Handy Tool for Writers

A Session with Earl Javorsky Besides writing, I work as an editor and proofreader. When I get back a copyedited work, I am then tasked with—assuming it’s a Word doc with Tracking turned on—Accepting or Rejecting edits, which I can see in a Reviewing Pane and address one at a time, either right-clicking or going […]

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SHOWING RATHER THAN TELLING: A PRIMER

SHOWING RATHER THAN TELLING: A PRIMER

A Session with Lou Aronica By the time I started writing my first published novel, I’d already been working in the publishing industry for more than twenty years. The majority of that time had been spent working with writers on their manuscripts, and I had edited quite a few bestsellers and award winners. Of course […]

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Figuring Out Your Strengths as a Writer

Figuring Out Your Strengths as a Writer

A Session with Steven Manchester   The first step in figuring out your strengths as a writer is to understand what inspires you as a writer. For me, it’s my children, my wife, my family, and the thoughts and feelings I want to share with them—the things in my life that evoke the most emotion […]

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Getting Over the Shock of an Editorial Letter 101

Getting Over the Shock of an Editorial Letter 101

A Session with Olivia Rupprecht With An Office Visit from Dr. John Hart Dear Author, If you are reading this because. . . your head is spinning your stomach is on the floor your hands are shaking (if you have some nice old fashioned paper gripped in them), and/or your dog is lapping at the […]

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Nits Worth Picking

Nits Worth Picking

A Session with Earl Javorsky Long before I had the good fortune to land a publishing deal, I realized that I was one of those self-appointed guardians of the English language—you’ve got it, the grammar police—and that I could put it to use professionally. Now, I’m pretty loose in my everyday use of language, but […]

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A Matter of Point of View

A Matter of Point of View

A Session with Olivia Rupprecht and Lou Aronica If you’re ever at a party with other writers and have a lull in the conversation, there is one topic you can count on to get things going and spike more than the punch: Point-of-view, or POV, for short. POV is an incredibly powerful tool in the […]

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A Copyediting Tutorial

A Copyediting Tutorial

A Session with Nora Tamada I’ve always been a lover of the written word; my childhood was spent reading voraciously and filling my days with dreams of far off places full of magic and adventure. When I reached my early teens, I began noticing little mistakes or awkward phrasing in books that would break the […]

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What Editors Do

What Editors Do

A Session with Olivia Rupprecht Just what is it that editors do? As aspiring novelists increasingly turn to editorial services before submitting a manuscript to an agent or in-house editor – or for that matter before taking the plunge and self-publishing – it is a good idea to become as educated as possible regarding the […]

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