Three Tips to Take Your Editing to the Next Level

by Dori Harrell As editors, we’re always searching for ways to take our editing to the next level, beyond just developing our style-guide skills (though that’s always a focus.) Bottom line, when we return a manuscript (MS) or article, we want it in the best shape...

Redefining Success

by Karin Beery How many books do I have to edit before I’m a successful editor? Someone asked a similar question at the faculty panel of this year’s PENCON. I don’t know who wrote the question, but I’m pretty sure I know what kind of answer that person was looking for...

Dear Editor: Will You Review My Book on Amazon?

by Iola Goulton I often find my clients ask questions that go beyond editing or proofreading. I see from the various editor groups I’m involved in that I’m not the only one hearing these questions. Today I’m going to offer my answer to one of the...

PENCON: When You’re Willing to Step Outside of Your Box

by Karin Beery One year ago, I attended my first PENCON in Atlanta. I’d attended more than a dozen writers conferences (my box) so I had an idea of what to expect. It was so much more than I could have hoped for. At PENCON 2017, I found my people. There’s no way to...

No Need for Authors (or Editors) to RUSH

by Ken Walker I have helped write/edit two books in recent times, one of which is still in process. The first, which will be self-published this fall, is by a doctor who writes about the parallels between the human body and the body of Christ. The second is the...