content vs. copy editing

What’s more important, story editing or copy editing?

If you could only afford one round of editing, should it be developmental editing or copy editing? Developmental (content) editing ensures that your story is strong and vital. Copy editing (or line editing) crosses all the t’s and dots all the i’s. A purchase-worthy book needs both—but whether you’re hoping to be picked up by Read more about What’s more important, story editing or copy editing?[…]

Editing and Revision

The editing and revision process for self-publishers

New authors often assume that self-publishing a book means doing everything themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth, and that all becomes evident during editing and revision. Successful self-published authors know the value of putting together their own team of editorial professionals. Every step in the revision process represents another chance to achieve a Read more about The editing and revision process for self-publishers[…]

line editing

7 ways to evaluate a sample edit

Before you hire me as your editor, I like to open the conversation with an initial consultation. This free consultation is like a first meeting with a new attorney or accountant. You get a chance to explain your goals and concerns, and I can look at your manuscript in enough depth to see if I’m the best Read more about 7 ways to evaluate a sample edit[…]

fiction editor

How to hire an editor for your novel

Choosing an editor for your manuscript shouldn’t leave you feeling as if you were clinging to a plank over a sea of unknown terrors. Even first-time authors with no connections can build a respectable short list of editorial contenders by examining basics like budget and background. From there, you’re just a few steps away from Read more about How to hire an editor for your novel[…]