Writer's First Rule. People pay you for your work. Not the other way around. If someone asks you to pay money, ANY money, in order represent your work you need to do several things: Tell them you are no longer interested Block their number Add their email to your 'blocked senders' list Preditors & Editors was … Continue reading Keeping the red flags flying (so you don’t get conned)
A suggestion from a fellow editor made me give editing and proofreading a go and I am glad I took him up on his advice. I love it and have since set myself up as a freelancer. This means I have the freedom to set my own hours. It has also taught me that I not only need to learn when to stop working and think about something else for a while but actually do it.
I am really out of practice with the software, so bare with me. They will get better. I have not yet bucked up the courage to actually appear in a video, but give me time and I am sure it will happen.
Choosing an editor is not easy. The good ones have fees that could choke a horse. However, they are GOOD editors, so the fees they charge are worth it. If you can afford those fees. Unfortunately, many Indie authors just can't break out that kind of cash. Enter the rip off artists. They come in … Continue reading More about choosing an editor.
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
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.
Introduction I should distinguish first, the differences between the roles of the editor and copy editor. It might seem at first, particularly to new writers, that the two roles are one and the same, but they vary definitively. There is no strict definition of who does what, which can lead to confusion over what to … Continue reading What makes a good editor?
This site will be running along side my official website, and will be used to keep a running record and reflection of my experiences as a new editor,