The Editor's cCorner: Novel 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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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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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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Professional Novel Editing Services Enhance Your Writing Style

Did you ever wish your writing were as unique as your favorite author’s? Many writers strive to emulate the style of an author they admire in the hopes of having the same success. If you have failed to get noticed … 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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