Tools of the Trade

You may have wondered about the tools editors use. A dictionary is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But which one? A grammar book, probably. Although, again, which one? There are tons of books out there for just about every grammatical and craft question you can imagine. But there are two main references […]

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How to Pre-format Your Novel in Word

You may be asking yourself why pre-formatting matters. There are actually some very good reasons. Revisions: An organized manuscript makes it easier for you to make revisions. It’s hard to see dialogue and such when your text is all crammed together with no rhyme or reason. Editing: Part of my job as an editor is […]

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