The Editor's cCorner: Book Editing

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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How to Shop for Affordable Manuscript Editing Services

All types of businesses—no matter how small or large—operate on a budget. Your ability to spend smartly on the items and services you need to grow your business will go a long way in determining the success of your business. … Continue reading

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Importance of a Professional Book Editing Service with Ghostwriting

Thanks to the many freelance ghostwriters available online today, much of the writing we read online and in print is not the work of the author listed. Ghostwriting is nothing new, giving those who have little time—or the writing talent … Continue reading

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Fit Professional Manuscript Editing Into Your Budget

An aspiring writer may not have a lot of money with which to promote his or her writing. In fact many look to contests and competitions as a way of getting published with little or no investment. When you are … Continue reading

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