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Speaking to Writing

Many lovers of drama and literature will know that in his old age, American playwright Eugene O’Neil could no longer write, due to illness. He found that writing longhand with pen on paper was essential to his creativity. I wonder if he was able to dictate functional...

How to research the dollar value of editing

This post has links to research on the dollar value of editing. I want to help editors (like me!) to market their services and justify their rates. I’ve also included some expensive “headline” examples. Adrienne Montgomerie’s followed this issue much longer than I...

What’s the Value of Editing?

What is editing worth, to self-publishing authors? To business people? Editors are painfully aware that most potential clients don’t know the actual dollar value of editing, independently of the actual charges. Authors may know they need an editor, but may not be able...

Checking the Credibility of Grammar Checkers

Always wanting to help writers reduce their costs, I look for efficient editing tools to include in this blog. Most people know how Word’s spellchecker can wrongly correct a misspelling in auto mode, and two examples show Word’s unreliability regarding grammar: First,...