Birthday Gift

At the turn of another decade, I received one of the best gifts I could have ever asked for—acceptance into my master’s program.

Editing 101

Welcome to an introduction course in editing! Editing is the process of polishing that rock until it shines.

Nitty Gritty

The nitty gritty in editing means looking at the minute details. This post helps uncover those very subtle and small issues that affect manuscripts.

Nitty Gritty 2

A continuation on Part I, where more small details are examined. These small changes can lead to a monumental impact in how the book flows.

The Editing Process

Editing is not just a one-step process. In fact, it’s eight steps. All of these steps should be done prior to publication of a novel.

Why We Need Editors

Authors cannot do it all themselves. It’s inefficient. Writers should focus on writing and let the editors focus on the editing.