What’s Your Style?

Learn which style guide is the best for your project. Chicago Manual of Style The Chicago Manual of Style is the typical standard used in publishing by writers, editors, and publishing professionals. Whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction, this is your bible, unless your publisher has advised you otherwise. The printed guide can look daunting,Continue reading “What’s Your Style?”

Editing Has Layers: How to Choose the Right Type of Edit for Your Book

When I think of the many levels of editing, I can’t help but be reminded of a certain one-liner from one notorious ogre anti-hero: “Layers. Editing has layers.” If you’re truly invested in the welfare of your book, you need editing for more than just the grammar mistakes or misspellings. By conducting deeper layers ofContinue reading “Editing Has Layers: How to Choose the Right Type of Edit for Your Book”

The Six Myths of Editing: What to Know When Hiring Editors

Authors come in all forms, as do editors. Personally, I love it when an author concedes their manuscript to me and puts their trust in my abilities. I also understand that many authors have a hard time with the editing process. Perhaps they had been burned in the past by an editor with an overzealousContinue reading “The Six Myths of Editing: What to Know When Hiring Editors”