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How To Find the Right Client

Photo Credit: Steven Whitsitt When I first started my writing business back in 2006 I didn’t think about the kind of clients I wanted to attract. If they paid me, then they were great clients! I wouldn’t have thought it possible to turn away ANY client. These were the dark days of the [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Editor|2 Comments

Why I Love Editing

Mark Twain reads Alice's HEROES WITHOUT CAPES at the Book Bar in N Raleigh My name is Alice and I’m a born editor, AND a very picky reader. You’ll often find me at my editing home: the dining room table perched over my laptop frequently straightening out my posture, wearing my editing glasses—my [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Editor|2 Comments

Don’t You Dare Double Space After a Period!

It’s time for my annual “Don’t Double Space After a Period” post. I love posting this blog again as a PSA (Public Service Announcement) for my current and future editing clients. While taking out double spaces from manuscripts is not a big deal anymore, you don’t need to do it at all! *** Scroll down [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|Editor|6 Comments

How to Find Support as a First-Time Author

Dave Baldwin of Raleigh (author/editor and content producer extraordinaire) is my guest blogger today and gives new authors fantastic tips on how to find viable support in the big, beautiful-ugly world of publishing. It comes down to finding the right professionals on your team. Enjoy this blog and learn more about Dave at the bottom of this [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Editor|4 Comments

How to Set Better Boundaries

Six years ago I emceed a monthly open mic, a monthly morning networking writing group and book club. I also led a weekly women’s networking referral group. I had client work due on a Thursday, the same day as the morning networking group, and had to tell the client I couldn’t finish her work. It [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Editor|2 Comments

Don’t You Dare Double Space After a Period!

It’s time for my annual “Don’t Double Space After a Period” post. I love posting this blog again as a PSA (Public Service Announcement) for my current and future editing clients—while taking out double spaces from manuscripts can be very meditative, it is also time-consuming/labor intensive. Plus, many writers don’t know they shouldn’t double-space, especially [...]

By | August 10th, 2015|Editor|19 Comments

How Does a Writer Find An Editor?

Look for a shared sense of humor. The writer needs to be open to possibility and try to find an editor who looks like they can challenge you and help you learn. This is actually very similar in finding a music or dance teacher. And on top of these points, I choose my writers usually [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Editor|4 Comments

Are You a Grammar Nerd?

Are you a grammar nerd? The good folks at Grammarly want to know! In this new study Grammarly looked at their 5 million-strong Facebook fan base and profiled them to form The Anatomy of a Grammar Nerd. Do you correct others's grammar? Do you find yourself yelling at the newspaper when you see a boo-boo? I was [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|Editor|3 Comments

What Does a Book Editor Do Anyway?

I recently received an email from several authors interested in vetting my services. I know they studied my Manuscript Editing Services page on my website, but they wanted to dig deeper with some good questions such as how long I've been editing, what are my preferred genres, and how many books I have edited. They also [...]

By | December 1st, 2014|Editor|0 Comments

Ten Reasons You Should You Hire an Editor

If you’re serious about publication, you’ll need to hire an editor before you send your manuscript off to agents. I’m directing this post mainly to fiction writers who want to be traditionally published, but this information also applies to nonfiction authors, as well as those who are considering the self-published route. You’ll get the best [...]

By | April 28th, 2014|Editor, Writing|0 Comments
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