Chicago Manual of Style Read-Along, Week 1: Getting to Know Your CMoS

  Welcome to the first week of my 2017 readthrough of The Chicago Manual of Style. All year long, I’ll be reading the 16th edition of this classic style guide, and posting my thoughts here. Before I get started, I do want to make one thing clear: as important, as historic, and as trusted as The Chicago[…]

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[…]