May 28, 2017
So often, people send me things saying "I'd like this to be shorter, if possible."
For the most part, I have no problems with that. Many of the authors I work with spend a lot of time putting a lot more words onto the page than they really need. It's often easy to cut...
May 21, 2017
As an editor, I spend a lot of time trying to coach authors down the paths I think they should take. I also try to nudge them away from things that I just don't think are working.
I was trying to figure out a nice way to explain this to someone I was working with, rece...
May 7, 2017
I am a native English speaker. My "mother tongue" is American English - though I do have some Canadian/British English influences.
The town I grew up in had some German speakers in it, so I picked up some of that along the way. (For instance, I know how to say "turn off...
Writing 101: Memoirs and Holidays
December 3, 2017
Editing 101: When Editors and Authors Collide
October 29, 2017
Writing 101: We Are All the Caretakers of Our Language
October 15, 2017
Writing 101: Working with a Thesaurus Can Be Scary
October 1, 2017
Proofreading 101: No Job Too Small (or too "Hugh")
September 17, 2017
Editing 101: If the Shoe *Doesn't* Fit
September 3, 2017
Bad, Spellcheck! Bad! (aka sleeping on the job)
August 27, 2017
Writing 101: Use Your Words (Wisely)
August 13, 2017
Editing 101: I Am Not a "That" (and neither are you)
August 6, 2017
Writing 101: Be Careful when Slinging Slang
July 23, 2017
Publishing 101: Font Smatter
July 16, 2017
The Answer to the Editing Question You're Too Afraid to Ask
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