The Editor's cCorner: Book Editing

Understanding Homophones: Wether, Weather & Whether

  What do a castrated goat, today’s forecast, and a tricky conjunctionhave in common? Grammarly’s Shundalyn Allen breaks down these homophones. From white papers to screenplays, make sure to pay close attention to keep from confusing them—or ones like them—in … Continue reading

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Sentence Variety: Bringing Writing Back From the Boring

  Worried your business report or screenplay is starting to sound robotic? Purdue OWL’s Ryan Weber and Allen Brizee discuss how sentence variation energizes writing!   Strategies for Variation   If your logo didn’t appear with your content, could your … Continue reading

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Stop Blanking, Start Writing: A Guide for First-Time Novel Writers

  It’s November, which means National Novel Writing Month is well underway! Feeling lost? The Creative Penn offers great first steps for materializing your ideas. Check them out, and you just might join the ranks of our award-winning novelists, including … Continue reading

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Trimming Your Writing: How Reducing Word Count Improves Effectiveness

  The most effective writers convey their ideas in as few words as possible. Whether you’re aiming to promote a new product with a press release, persuade your audience with a white paper or write the next great American screenplay, … Continue reading

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Tips for an Outstanding Query Letter

  When it comes to writing an outstanding query letter, details matter. As editor in chief of DLA Editors & Proofers for the past 10 years , I have seen firsthand how authors with great manuscripts and marketing potential fall … Continue reading

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Using the Slash: AP Versus Chicago

  Looking to slash your regular writing habits? If you’re a Chicago-style writer, you’re in luck! AP writers, on the other hand, might want to look at other options. Check out what the AP vs. Chicago blog advises on using … Continue reading

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DLA Editors & Proofers Client Lands Book in Renowned Historic New Orleans Collection

HOUSTON, TX — October 22, 2015 — Robert Woolfolk, author of Little Slices of the Big Easy and an editorial client of Houston-based editing and proofreading service DLA Editors & Proofers (DLA) (http://www.dlaeditors.com), has learned his book has been accepted … Continue reading

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The One Question to Ask When Looking to Hire an Editor

One of my highest priorities as editor in chief of DLA Editors & Proofers is to be personally available to our clients. While the demands on my time sometimes prevent this, I enjoy introducing myself to prospective clients, especially when … Continue reading

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Laura Calder and the Need for Intelligent Book Editing

By the time I was 13, I so loved mashed potatoes that I decided to make my own.  The concept was pretty simple: cube the potatoes, boil them until soft, strain, mash, and add milk, salt and pepper to taste.  … Continue reading

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How Do I Find a Great Editing and Proofreading Service?

As they do with many other important decisions, people are increasingly turning to the internet to find an editing and proofreading service for their documents, and there is no shortage of options.  With so many providers available, first, how do … Continue reading

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