A concept that I struggled with for a good long while was “show, don’t tell.” I just never found a good explanation for what that meant, exactly. But then it finally clicked. So I’m hoping that by writing this post, I can help it click for someone else.
It’s common for writers to wonder if they should hire a professional editor for each stage of editing. So… should you?
I realize that, as an editor of verse, I often throw around lingo that not everyone knows. So I figured it would be a good idea to cover some basic poetry terms in a handy-dandy guide you can come back to!
Depending on the editor you ask, where said editor works, and how they edit, you might get slightly different answers around the types of editing. To make things simple, I’m going to look at the four types you’re likely to come across in your editing journey.
Happy 2023! What better way to kick off the new year than with an exciting adjustment to my offerings.
Last month, I was sick for the first time as a freelancer. It sucked, but I did learn (and relearn) some things about freelancing that I want to share with you.
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.
As you might know by now, I’ve written a contemporary fantasy novel, and it’s currently being queried. But what was the process to get to this point?
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?
Imagine this: you’ve come up with a writing project that you’re excited about. You sit down, get words on the page, and things are moving along nicely. And then you hit a snag. Writer’s block has appeared. So how can you fight it?