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.

The Importance of Taking Writing Breaks

Some of you might be starting a new writing project. Some of you might be in the middle, or at the end. Or maybe you’re in the middle of editing. But one thing everyone needs to remember at every stage – it’s important to take breaks from your writing.

Things I’ve Googled

Have you ever been writing or editing something, have to stop, and say “this is a job for Google”? I’ve done it so many times, I’ve lost count. So I thought I’d put together a list of things I’ve Googled over the years (for writing and editing) that are hopefully either relatable or entertaining. I know I love to see what other writers Google in the name of their stories!