Celebrating Accomplishments

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m big on making sure you take care of yourself while you write and edit and work. If you need a break, take it; if you need resources, use them; etc. So I’m coming at you today with yet another important element of the writing, editing, and freelancing journeys: Celebrate your accomplishments.

The Four C’s of Copy Editing

New copy editors take time learning them; seasoned copy editors keep them in mind with every job. But I think it’s good for writers to know what the four c’s are, too. That way, when you send your project off to a copy editor, you have a good sense of what they’re doing. So what are the four c’s?

What Is Imposter Syndrome and How to Deal with It

Imposter syndrome. Most of us have felt it at one point or another. It’s that nagging feeling that we’re frauds at what we do and that someone is bound to catch us in the lie. But the thing is, there isn’t a lie at all. So how do you cope with the feeling?

Hyphens, Em Dashes, En Dashes, and Ellipses

Punctuation can be hard to get sometimes, and some marks prove trickier than others. These are the four punctuation marks that I routinely come across that either need to be corrected or that spur a discussion.