Tag Archive | edits

What to Look for in an Editor

What to Look for in an Editor

All serious writers need editors. Even editors need other editors. I’m sure I’ll get all kinds of backlash from indies and experienced writers saying this isn’t so, but I respectfully disagree. Naturally, the more you learn to write and improve your writing craft, the less editing you need, but no one is completely objective about […]

The Importance of Hiring an Editor

The Importance of Hiring an Editor

The other day I looked up some writing jobs on Craigslist. I just thought I’d see what was out there and maybe try to make a few extra bucks working from home. I filled out a couple applications and contacted a couple people. One opportunity came up that seems like fun. It’s a collaborative writing […]

Top Five Reasons Not To Hire An Editor

Top Five Reasons Not To Hire An Editor

As you progress in your writing, whether you’re writing novels or short stories, fiction or non-fiction, at some point you’ll probably wonder whether you should hire an editor. Let me assure you, this is a foolish and ridiculous thing to do. Hiring an editor should never be a thing you seriously consider.* Here are the […]

Editing…Again

Editing…Again

I’ve been working with an editor on my Dragons manuscript, in the hopes that I will finally get it to a place where someone (preferably the house this lady is with) wants to publish it. I’ve gone back and forth with her several times, making some major changes, and with each round of edits, it […]

Speed of Light

Speed of Light

Now that I’m between edits I’m feeling a little bit lost. I like the exhilaration and anticipation that comes with finishing a manuscript. The story I set out to write so long ago is finally down and now I can put it aside for a while before tackling the next batch of edits. So what […]