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Learning the Worth of Editors at PubU 2015

PubU 2015 was jam-packed with information and interaction, giving me a chance to learn from publishing veterans with expertise in every facet of book publishing, including design, printing, distribution, copyright, and marketing. There will be more details about what I learned in later posts and articles, but today I’m focusing on what I learned that affects […]

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Looking forward to 2015 Publishing University

I’m super excited about attending the Independent Book Publishing Association’s Publishing University next month. And I’m even more excited about the trip because I’ve been granted an affiliate scholarship on behalf of the Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network. The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is the largest professional publishing association in the country, and it […]

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Editing Harper Lee

By now, anyone who pays any attention to the world of words knows that Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is releasing a new book. The stature of To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in 1960, can surely be measured by the number of news outlets around the world that breathlessly announced […]

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Ode to the Squiggly Red Line

I’ve been proofreading on paper this week, and I’ve missed my squiggly red line. You know the one: the thin red line that pops up on the computer screen when Microsoft Word thinks it has detected a misspelling. I’m a good speller—and a good editor—so I can spot most misspelled words with or without Word’s assistance. But without […]

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BB Guns to Muumuus: All in a Week’s Work!

One of the best things about working as an independent editor is the wide variety of material I get to read, and glancing back at some of the words and ideas I’ve looked up in the past few days simply makes me smile. I can’t help it; I think words are fun. This week, I’ve […]

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Where Does a Freelance Editor Find Clients?

This week I’m marking the third anniversary of eDitmore Editorial Services, and I’m thrilled to be here. There have been ups and downs since I posted my first piece here more than three years ago, but I feel very blessed to be able to say there have been very few weeks in the past 36 […]

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Can Editors Find Love?

A few months ago, I wrote the Top 10 ways to Make Your Editor Love You. It only seemed fair to write the flip side, giving editors some tips for How to Make Your Author Love You. The tips for editors were published in the September/October issue of The Freelancer, the bimonthly newsletter of the Editorial […]

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A Working, Learning Writers Weekend

I came to the Central Coast Writers Conference to serve on a panel of editors to help teach would-be authors a few things about writing and publishing. I hope that I did that in some small ways. But as usually happens to me in these situations, I feel like I’m the one walking away with […]

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A Brief History of Editor Who Made a Difference

Can editors really make a difference for writers? Especially for good writers? Stephen Hawking seems to think so and has publicly given an editor much of the credit for the success of his best-selling book A Brief History of Time. In an interview published last week in the Wall Street Journal,  Hawking describes the relationship he […]

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Traffic-Slowing Typo?

It’s hard to hide a typo when it’s in bright yellow paint, proving once again that everybody could use an editor at some point in their lives. I wish the crew who painted this busy intersection near my house had known about eDitmore Editorial Services. I might have been able to save the city a […]

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