Thursday, February 19, 2015

Promotion Expansion: Indie Excitement!

I am happy to announce that I have ten up-and-coming new indie authors who have taken advantage of my half-off promotion! I am excited to read all of these authors' work, and I am excited to receive new manuscripts as well; I am still accepting new clients, and I am expanding my promotion. All indie authors can receive half off my standard rate for the first novel, with my standard rate for all subsequent novels. Keep those creative juices flowing, and keep the inspiration coming my direction for polishing!

Update: I've got too much of a waiting list to keep this promotion going, but keep your eyes open for future specials!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Copy Editing and Citations: A Tedious Relationship

My editing experience is extremely varied - from websites to research papers to novels, I've done quite a bit. I'm as comfortable editing a novel as I am a non-fiction research study. There are some differences, though, and it does translate into cost. Non-fiction that involves significant research of the variety requiring citations takes more time and thus potentially costs more in copy editing. I say "potentially" because the part that costs additional money - and time - is the citation editing. Why?

Monday, February 9, 2015

Through Marketing and Beyond: How Can I Help?

As I'm translating my business to an online platform, I'm learning about the differences between marketing a book and marketing editing skills. There are so many talented and creative writers posting in the Facebook groups that I'm sometimes overwhelmed with the things I want to read - but this truly does seem to be an excellent way to market your newly published book. I'm certainly an example of why! I've taken advantage of multiple free and .99 offers and given positive reviews.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Beyond Amazon

Lots and lots of people reference the bestseller status of their respective books. I do not want to diminish anyone's accomplishment in this regard, but there are an awful lot of bestselling authors who aren't making enough to live on. Why is this, do you think?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Which Comes First...the Content Editor or the Copy Editor?

Okay, it's not quite the age-old chicken vs. egg question (which has totally been solved, by the way; Google it), but it's a compelling question nonetheless. For new authors, it's also a confusing question. What exactly is the difference? Isn't one editor supposed to do all of that?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Importance of Software

I'm always excited to get a new story, chapter, or entire manuscript in my inbox. It's a new landscape, open for adventure. I'm a copyeditor because I love to read! I accept text a variety of ways - various office-based software (several examples pictured above - does anyone in the room over 30 remember when Corel was the preference?), a Google doc, text in the body of an email, and even text in a Facebook message. Copy and paste exist on my computer for a reason.