Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

8 Tips for Hiring a Ghost Writer

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012

8 Tips for Hiring a Ghost Writer

If you have a great idea for a book, but you don’t consider yourself the kind of writer who is capable of tackling a project that large, you may be considering the idea of hiring a ghost writer. You might have a compelling life story, or you might have accumulated a unique and valuable set of business expertise. Hiring a ghost writer may be a good option for some, but there are a number of...

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Ten Reasons You Should Hire an Editor

Posted by on May 29, 2012

Ten Reasons You Should 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 bang for your editing buck if you give your...

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It’s One Space After a Period!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2011

It’s One Space After a Period!

Are you still double spacing after you end a sentence? Well, stop! All of the style guides The Chicago Manual of Style, the AP Stylebook, and the Modern Language Association (MLA) except for the American Psychological Association want you to space only once after you end a sentence. I know, I know, it may be really hard to break the habit of hitting the space bar twice, but you’re still not...

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Ten Reasons You Should You Hire an Editor

Posted by on Jul 7, 2010

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 or who are considering the self-published route. You’ll get the best bang for your editing buck if you give your editor a manuscript that’s...

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