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.

  • Quick Guide to Self-Editing Success

    Quick Guide to Self-Editing

    While every writer should invest in hiring a professional editor, sometimes you don’t have the time or budget, or sometimes it’s not something an editor needs to look at. I’ve created this quick guide for self-editing to help you whether you’re doing the first round of edits on your next novel, editing a paper for…

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  • Frequently Misused Homonyms and How to Use Them

    Frequently Misused Homonyms and How to Actually Use Them

    “Your, you’re.” “There, their, they’re.” “To, too, two.” These homonyms, or words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings, are crucial to good, clear writing. I see plenty of people using them correctly, but I also see plenty of writers misusing these words occasionally.  Below is a super short, super quick guide to the…

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  • How to Utilize Themes in Fiction

    Two of the main reasons we tell stories are to teach lessons and to discuss the human experience. These factors drive the plot of stories across all cultures, and can often be boiled down to a few major themes. Understanding how to use themes in your manuscript will help you bring your writing and message…

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  • 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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