A big congratulations to everyone who won NaNoWriMo this year! And for the record, that’s anyone who has more words today than they did on November 1st. In honour of the end of NaNoWriMo and the holiday season, I’m opening a few slots for free manuscript critiques! Availability is limited,… Continue Reading NaNoWriMo Promo
I first came across the term multipotentialite about a year ago on Twitter and it immediately struck a chord with me. The idea of having multiple potentials was intriguing for someone starting their own business. I saw it and thought, am I a multipotentialite? What is a multipotentialite? Multipotentiality, according… Continue Reading Editors and Multipotentiality
I’m feeling a little drained this week, so I only have a short post today. But, it’s about some of my favourite online resources, so hopefully, it’ll give you some new things to check out (or old things to revisit). Copyediting.com Even though I’m not a paying subscriber (for now), I… Continue Reading A Few of My Favourite Online Writing/Editing Resources
Last month, Neil Gaiman tweeted about his love of the word literally. He said that it’s the only word we have that “means both ‘actually’ and ‘I am speaking about something that definitely didn’t happen.’” I think the reason why I take pleasure in the many meanings of “literally”, is… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Can I Use Literally As An Intensifier?
Editors ensure correctness and consistency. We learn the rules of grammar and syntax, and enforce them where they’re relevant and make exceptions when they’re not. Many of us have style rules memorized, but there’s a saying among editors: “when in doubt, look it up.” This is the editor’s version of… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up
A year ago today, I officially left my day job to begin freelancing full time. Before then, I’d been doing small editing and writing jobs here and there, so I already knew that I would enjoy doing the work. Still, leaving the security of a full-time office job was a… Continue Reading Reflections on a Year of Freelancing – Part One
Any good writer knows that editing is an indispensable part of the writing process. You can certainly do some editing yourself, and you definitely should. But if you truly want your words to shine, then hiring an editor is your best bet. But how do you know your work is… Continue Reading Are you ready for an editor?
Even the best writers need editors. Heck, even editors need editors sometimes. Here are just a few reasons why you should hire an editor: 1. Editors clarify your meaning. When you know your subject really well, it’s easy to assume readers will follow your thought processes. But there’s often a… Continue Reading Why You Should Hire an Editor