How a Book Editor Can Be Your Partner

If you’re a first-time author, chances are you’re pretty confused about what a book editor can do for you. Most likely, you’ve  heard three terms over and over: Developmental editing, Line editing, and copyediting. So what’s the difference? Editing is editing, right? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. How developmental editing is the most crucial step in crafting your book… Read More

The Curse of the First-Time Author: Ugly Drafts

Has this ever happened to you? You’re a first-time author with an idea for a story, a book, an article, a blog post, and in your head it sounds perfect. All your ideas come to you with lightning speed. You’ve really hit on something! Not wanting to let the idea get cold, you rush to type the brilliant sentences filling your brain. You write and write, only to discover that what came out on the page is awful — truly horrible — something a third grader would be ashamed of. So what happened between the brilliant idea in your head and the clunky prose laying like road kill on your page?… Read More