Hannah Bauman

Hannah is a professional writer and editor with a passion for helping others. When she's not editing a manuscript or blogging, you can find her exploring bookstores and restaurants in Raleigh, NC.

  • 5 Grammar Myths You Should Stop Believing Right Now

    1. You can’t end sentences with a preposition. You’ve probably been told by a teacher or professor to never end a sentence with a preposition. Wrong! You can totally end a sentence with a preposition. This rule was devised as part of a misguided attempt to align English grammar with Latin grammar back in the day.…

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  • How to Pick the Perfect Indie Editor for Your Writing Project | Self-publishing is flourishing and indie writers need editors too! How do you find the perfect editor?

    How to Pick the Perfect Indie Editor

    As self-publishing continues to grow into a beast of an industry, more writers are seeking independent editors. Indie editors are individuals or companies that have no affiliation with a particular literary agent or publishing house. Whether you’re a new writer or a seasoned author, seeking unbiased, professional critiques (and recommended changes) are an important part…

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  • The Complete Guide to Eliminating Passive Voice in Your Writing

    The Complete Guide to Eliminating Passive Voice

    As an editor, I see nearly everyone using passive voice in their writing. While passive voice isn’t always wrong, it’s wordy and ineffective. It’s weak and doesn’t show any conviction or strength in your language. Quite frankly, it’s annoying – I don’t like trying to figure out the actor in a sentence and as an editor,…

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  • Four Productivity Hacks for Busy Bloggers - the strategies you need to get it all done

    4 Productivity Hacks for the Busy Blogger

    Staying productive can be difficult, especially if you’re running a side hustle, a blog, working full time, or juggling any multitude of responsibilities. Even though you’re [hopefully] doing these things because you enjoy them, that doesn’t mean you have to spend all of your time on work. Because I run a freelance business, a personal…

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  • Why Every Writer Needs a Writer’s Notebook

    I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with notebooks. Moleskines, compositions, spiral-bound, leather, it doesn’t matter! I’ve been collecting and using notebooks since I can remember, and while I’ve managed to rein in my collection over the last few years, I still have plenty of empty notebooks to use up. What’s a girl to…

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