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manuscript editing

How To Prepare For Manuscript Editing

Follow these guidelines to clarify your expectations for your manuscript editing and they will save your editor a lot of time, frustration, and confusion.
crutch words

Crutch Words: Why They Cripple Your Writing

In a conversation, "crutch words" give you an extra second to think of what to say. In writing, they are glaring annoyances that destroy your writing style.
manuscript editing

Life After NaNoWriMo: #BBchat Recap

Heather R. Todd joined our #BBchat to talk about how to effectively navigate the manuscript editing process after NaNoWriMo, or any major writing project.
manuscript editing

You’ve Finished Your Manuscript – But Your Book’s Not Ready For Publishing

Congratulations! You succeeded in the NaNoWriMo challenge. But without a heavy dose of manuscript editing, your book isn't ready for prime time.
professional editing

If you don’t pay for book editing, it’s going to cost you

God only knows why Dr. Tony Lewis, the president of Christian Bible Institute and Seminary in Spring, Texas, didn’t get professional editing for his book. “Something was telling me I should have paid to have it edited,” he says. “Had I done that, it would saved me a lot of money in the long run.
editing tools

Humans vs. Robots: When (And Why) You Should Use Editing Tools

There has been a debate recently about whether an editing app can or should ever replace a human editor. The answer is a resounding NO. Writer’s need real, actual people to help them develop their ideas and tell their stories. That will never change. But there are some areas where an editing tool can, in my opinion, blow a human editor out of the water. You should think of it as a two step process: use the editing tool to improve the technical elements of your writing so that your human editor is freed up to focus on content and style.
Copy Editing

What To Expect From Copy Editing

Copy editing is the process of revising and correcting your written material to make it the best it can be. Before you head into the copy editing phase, here's a primer to help you understand what to expect and how to best prepare your written work for the process.

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