Having spent months, and possibly years on your manuscript, writing, editing, rewriting, editing, and then tweaking it a few more times for good measure, the time will come when the services of an editor will be required. But with so many editors to choose from, all with a wide range of pricing and experience, how do you … Continue reading Assessing Freelance Editors
Latest post, written by Steve Frost of S F Editing & Business Service. s-f-editing.co.uk The hardest thing for any author and business is getting their name out there and known and recognized and, of course, building up a good reputation. My business has now been going for just over a … Source: Getting Business, Advertising, & … Continue reading Getting Business, Advertising, & Sticking With It.
Below follows a checklist of advice for new authors who are thinking about approaching an editor before publication. In writing this I hope to help authors avoid some of the potential pitfalls and later disappointment when their edited work comes back to them.
Editing isn’t cheap. Contrary to popular myth we don’t do it for love. We do it to try and earn a crust. It’s also very time-consuming. A full substantive and copy edit of a novel cannot be done in a few days, it takes time and energy on the part of the editor...
Before you hire an editor, you need to know what kind of help you’re looking for. http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/10-things-your-freelance-editor-might-not-tell-you-but-should This post offers excellent advice to new writers. Read it. Save it. Keep referring back to it but to summarise. Avoid the temptation to submit a first draft. (Really never do this. Harry DeWulf has some great advice … Continue reading You need to read this post before submitting any work to an editor.
While looking after my three delightful [read as you deem most appropriate] children. I have been studying with the Open University. Today I got my certificate.
Harry DeWulf Has very generously given me a voucher to take his Read Worthy Fiction Course (and inadvertently enabled my addiction to self-study).
Let’s be honest here, I sometimes get confused with all of the many terms and rules used in grammar. But, I came across this, which helps me and I hope will help you too.
I love these online distance learning courses. I spent five years with the Open University, taking one module at a time, to get my degree and while some units were more interesting to me than others, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Any chance for more study is welcome. Yes, I am one of those...