Archive | November, 2012

Copyediting, More Important Than Pants

November 17, 2012

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You are whizzing through your final draft for the 327th time. It looks great and it reads squeaky and smooth, like a greased pig, you’re ecstatic! But then, on page 221, you find yet another dreaded grammatical error. Even with all the spell-checking and automated grammar corrections that your Word Processor performs, there are errors. […]

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Why a Tribe

November 17, 2012

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Why a Tribe A few days after publishing my first book, I had an odd dream. There I was in a tiny row boat trying to navigate between a deadly black hole (the traditional publishing industry) and a flailing sea monster (the new publishing world).  The going was rough and I was nearly swamped several […]

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Path to Publishing: Hiring a Content Editor

November 17, 2012

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Why You Hire So you have completed your first draft, hurray! Celebrate! Boast! Savor the Champagne! It’s quite an accomplishment…really it is. If you’re like most writers, you’ve squirreled yourself away while making this masterpiece of yours…all by yourself except for your dog and perhaps a goldfish. You emerge with your manuscript in hand. You […]

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