Editing Tips #3: Know What You’re Getting When You Have an “Editor”

Whether you have a story accepted at a magazine or you’ve hired an editor to help you smooth off the rough edges on your current wip, you will eventually be working with an editor. The kind of editor you hire, or the type of editing that’s done to your work, depends on whether it’s sold[…]

New! $15 Beta Read on Short Stories Under 5,000 words

Do you have a short story you’ve wanted a professional opinion on? I can help! I’m currently offering a sale on beta reads for short stories of up to 5,000 words. This is a standard manuscript evaluation, scaled down to make it affordable for even your shortest works. By clicking on the button below, you’ll[…]

Editing Tips #2: Personal Style Guide

I’ve been asked to post some editing tips for people in the process of revising their own work. Most editing notes are universal — applying equally to people editing a short story or those revising their novel. You don’t have to follow every one of my suggestions, but if you at least consider them, your[…]

Editing Tips #1: Proofing and Edit Marks, A Primer

As technology advances, we often lose the manual skills that tech is meant to replace. Even knowledge fades away as new techniques are developed. How many of us have the Dewey Decimal system memorized anymore? Know how to rebuild a carburetor? How about canning your own jellies, sewing a quilt by hand, or raising chickens*? If we’re[…]