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“Are You Neglecting Your Manuscript?” by Stefan Vucak

Ah, what writers do! Or should I say, what writers shouldn’t do!As an editor and book reviewer, I cringe when I see a manuscript fraught with beginner’s mistakes. It is not only that the manuscript looks disorganized, if I am editing it, before doing anything, I need to hammer it into proper format, which can… Continue reading “Are You Neglecting Your Manuscript?” by Stefan Vucak

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“How to Self-edit Your Novel” by Stefan Vucak

If writing simply meant putting words on paper or into the computer, we would all have lots more fun. However, our readers might not think too much of our efforts. All of us have spent our primary school and high school years learning English: spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction, writing essays…the memories are coming… Continue reading “How to Self-edit Your Novel” by Stefan Vucak

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“You Always Need an Editor” ~ by Stefan Vucak

Yeah, I can hear you groan already. Not another plug to have your work edited. You’re telling yourself, I’m a good writer and I don’t need anybody fixing my typos, thank you. Those blood-sucking worms out there are just out to get my money. That can be true, but it doesn’t remove the need to… Continue reading “You Always Need an Editor” ~ by Stefan Vucak

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“What to Look for in a Critique Partner” by Stephanie Haefner

Every writer needs feedback on their work from other people. It’s a necessary part of the process. A writer is far too close to their own work to see its flaws and holes. A writer cannot always see their weaknesses and crutches. And we ALL have them. No one can put out the best product… Continue reading “What to Look for in a Critique Partner” by Stephanie Haefner

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“Peer Review and Why You Need It” ~ by KateMarie Collins

I’ve met and read a few authors who, for whatever reason, didn’t get a peer review of their manuscript before releasing it to the world. In my opinion, that is one of the WORST decisions any writer can make. No one writes the perfect story in a first draft. You need to let fresh eyes… Continue reading “Peer Review and Why You Need It” ~ by KateMarie Collins

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“Editing and Proofreading – What’s What?” ~ by Debra L Hartmann

As the owner of an editing/proofreading service, the biggest question most people ask me right up front is “What are the differences in the types of editing and proofreading services offered?” While each company or freelancer has their own way of grouping and billing for services, there are some standards in the definitions of editing… Continue reading “Editing and Proofreading – What’s What?” ~ by Debra L Hartmann

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“Author Tools – Editing” – by Stefan Vucak

This is how it goes. The plot thickens and the characters unravel, nights are spent over the computer pounding out the words, the final page is written at last, a spell check is done and with relief, the novel is sent to a publisher! Sounds familiar? It should be, judging by the works now being… Continue reading “Author Tools – Editing” – by Stefan Vucak