editing

  • Why You Need a Manuscript Critique

    Manuscripts always benefit from having another set of eyes look it over, whether that’s in the form of a copy edit, a proofread, a developmental edit, or even a simple manuscript critique. Some editors might suggest not having your manuscript critiqued, and insist on developmental edits or copy edits first. After all, critiques are entirely…

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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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  • What Editors Actually Do and Why You Need One

      Whether you’re a writer, know a writer, or are just an avid reader, you’ve probably heard of the “editor.” What is an editor and why are they so important in the publishing process? As an editor, I can tell you exactly what editors do. Professional editing is far beyond proofreading and spell checking (those things…

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