Copy editing

How to Hire an Editor: Use the Golden Rule

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You Know You Need an Editor After you have written a book, a story, a series, even a poetry collection, and you decide to share it with readers, you are likely to find out pretty quickly that you should hire an editor. It’s probably why you are reading this. There are many resources to help…

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More Words You Don’t Need

Last time we talked about the trifecta of unnecessary words: nodding (heads), shrugging (shoulders), and blinking (eyes). If you have learned to eliminate these from your writing, congratulations! It might seem small, but this is a big step in writing tight prose. Now perhaps it’s time to take the next step. Come to Your Senses…

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Words You Don’t Need

When you are writing, you want your prose to be tight, efficient. No matter what genre you write in, this is the type of thing that keeps readers engaged. To accomplish this tight, efficient writing, you need to carefully think about which words you use. Use only as many words as you need.   Now…

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