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Book Review: The 2018 Author’s Journal by Audrey Ann Hughey

About The 2018 Author’s Journal “In this hybrid planner for authors, the writer is guided through comprehensive workflows which address both the creative and business aspects of authorship. It is designed to maximize productivity, implement effective goal-setting practices, and maintain the author’s focus on achieving their writing, marketing, and publishing…

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5 Hidden Problems Copyeditors Fix

“My manuscript is pretty clean. Probably won’t take you long. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure it just needs a proofread, not a whole edit.” Like other copyeditors, I get this a lot. The biggest problem is writers don’t see their own mistakes. Then, an editor like me…

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Ask the Editor Episode 3: When Should I Hire an Editor?

Welcome to another episode of Ask the Editor. In this video, I discuss at which point in writing process you should hire an editor. Have an Ask the Editor Question? You can send me your questions and comments in several ways. Comment on this post. Comment on the YouTube video.…

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Ask the Editor Episode 1: What Kind of Editor Do I Need?

A New Feature Welcome to the first episode of Ask the Editor, a feature where I—the editor, of course—answer your questions on writing, editing, and self-publishing. I’ll be doing this via YouTube but will be posting all of the videos here on the Wordy Speculations blog as well. Our First…

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Free Self-Editing Checklist

My newsletter has been available for a while, but now you get something extra just for signing up: a completely FREE copy of the Self-Editing Checklist for Your First Draft: The Developmental Revision. This checklist guides you through the first self-edit, covering general principles as well as specific topics such…

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