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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,...

Writing Easily is Writing Slowly.

Writing for business isn’t hard, if you can slow down. Hurrying makes it difficult. Or maybe you put off writing? Maybe you feel vague about what to say. Every writer struggles with this uncertainty, whether in novels or emails. Writing is not just recording. It’s...

What Do Writers Expect?

Outside registration at the Seniors’ Hall on the patio, drinking a cuppa Donna’s. The Earth Club Factory guesthouse coffee bar is here. Douglas Gibson’s workshop yesterday, on writers and editors working together, was a huge fountain of anecdotes, from attending...

Small Festival, Big Moment

What a great opportunity to launch my blog and my writing / editing business! For my Big Moment, my guardian angels have brought me just the right public event, down the road from my place. The Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival runs next week July 18-20....

The ship is launched

A new ship, for a new voyage, sailing where I’ve been before, and to places to be discovered. The shipwrights have just finished, and the chandlers have loaded the supplies. We have old charts, but a new compass heading.