Why I Love Editing

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 eyesight went to hell last year. Thank you,...

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...

8 Tips for Hiring a Ghostwriter

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 ghostwriter. You might have a compelling life story, or you might have accumulated a...

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...

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...
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