Editing Explained, Part 3: Copy Editing

Copy editing is formatting everything according to a style guide and fixing inconsistencies.


Editing Explained, Part 2: Line Editing

Line editors focus on paragraph-level issues instead of broader story issues.


Editing Explained, Part 1: Substantive Editing

Substantive editing is the first step after your draft is complete, and should occur before correcting grammar,…


The Breakdown on Adverbs

Here are a couple things to keep in mind using adverbs in your writing.


On Crushing Writers’ Dreams

No one prepared me for how bad I would feel potentially crushing writers' dreams by rejecting their query letters.


What is a Writer’s “Voice”?

If Douglas Adams, J. R. R. Tolkien, and J. K. Rowling wrote stories based on the same plot outline, the resulting…


Common Comma Mistakes

Here's a quick refresher for using commas correctly.


Developing Your “Editor’s Voice”

The importance of coming across well in emails.


The Importance of Sentence Parallelism

Use this one neat trick to restore balance to your sentences.


Sometimes it’s “Me” and Not “I”

Perhaps you recall asking your mom something like, "Could you make a snack for Jim and me?" and she corrected you by…


My Pre-Editing Checklist

Before I edit anything, I make sure I've performed these four habits.


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Publishing is a business; writing is an art. Sometimes they work together, and sometimes they don't. But not being published doesn't invalidate the act of creativity. So, writers, remember: publishing is not a metric for the worth of your art, or the time you spent creating it.

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