My coach once said, “If you find the perfect editor, never let go of them. Marry them. Bribe them. Just do whatever it takes to keep them. They will be your saviours for life!” When I first heard that comment,… Read More »#EditingWeek: Meet your new best friend.
Editing is an important step in self-publishing, but many authors decide to skip this step to save. Unfortunately, although you will be saving money by not hiring an editor or proofreader, you will not be saving yourself from potentially publishing… Read More »#EditingWeek: Can editing be affordable?
Not everyone can afford editing services, but as writers, you also understand the importance of producing quality work, so let’s weigh your options to see which editing service you should sign up for when the budget is tight. Do I… Read More »#EditingWeek: Copy editing or Proofreading?
So, you’ve hired an editor because everyone told you to, but what exactly are you paying them to do? Below I discuss the responsibilities of an editor, so you know what to expect. Editor Responsibilities The editor’s primary responsibility is… Read More »#EditingWeek: What exactly does an editor do?
Well, the simple answer is yes…and no. For those readers who aren’t familiar with boxing, the sport involves two opponents dueling with their fists with a referee that oversees a series of 1-3 minute intervals called rounds. A winner is… Read More »#EditingWeek: Is editing like a boxing match?
So, you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an editor but have no idea what type of editing your book needs, or whether you should hire an editor or not. Well, you’ve come to the right place! There are 4… Read More »#EditingWeek: What’s the Big Deal with Editing?
I’ve been working as a professional editor for over 15-years. However, for most of those 15-years, I did editing on the side or as volunteer work. Then, with the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to switch over to this profession full-time.… Read More »Let’s Kick off #EditingWeek with a Bang
There’s a certain standard when it comes to preparing your manuscript for your formatters. Here’s the general guideline below: Use black coloured, 12-point, Times New Roman as the font for your main text. Use the U.S. standard page size of… Read More »What is standard publication format