Publishing Tips

  • How to Create Your Author Brand for the First Time

    “Branding” is the cool word lately, the thing everyone’s buzzing about online. Everywhere you look, it’s about building your brand, designing your brand, and being your brand. Obviously authors need brands, too! But I feel like sometimes the general advice about branding out there doesn’t really go into what authors need or want. I designed…

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  • Hiring a Professional Editor

    I have several posts about self-editing, and I even launched this ebook about self-editing, but it’s important to remember that self-editing is not a replacement for professional editing. Besides their formal education and professional training, editors understand the intricacies of language and the nuances of editing. Editing is more than cleaning up grammar and typos, and…

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  • Five Things Editors Wish Creative Writers Knew

    I love working with creative writers; they’re so fun to collaborate with. Their plots, unique worldviews, and intriguing characters are what keep me loving what I do. You all rock and make my job so fun. I’m so lucky to have this as my career. However, as an editor, I’ve also received many of the…

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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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  • Four Types of Editing Every Author Needs to Know About | Between the Lines Editorial

    Four Types of Editing Every Writer Needs to Know About

    You’ve finished your manuscript or draft and it’s time for editing. But did you know that there are multiple types of editing? What kind of editing do you need? This is dependent upon your skill level and the current state of your manuscript. Keep in mind that a manuscript typically requires several types of editing,…

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  • The Truth About the Writer-Editor Relationship | Between the Lines

    The Truth About the Writer-Editor Relationship

    Most editors started as writers, and when working on a manuscript or draft, that can cause problems. Writers fear it, and editors hope to avoid openly doing this: hijacking a manuscript and making it their own. For some editors, it’s a major challenge to not insert your own voice and ideas. I guess that’s the nature of making…

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