How a Professional Editor is Like a Silversmith

on 24 March 0 Comment

A few weeks ago, one of my clients who is a book author called me a silversmith. I didn’t realize how profound—and accurate—that analogy was until I did a little more research about what a silversmith does. A silversmith holds the silver into the hottest part…

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13 Common Editing Tips to Clean Up Your Writing

on 18 October 0 Comment

Add commas after subordinate clauses when they start the sentence. Use a comma after a clause beginning with when, after, because, since, etc. The comma is not used when the subordinate clause follows the independent one. Remove the serial comma. This style seems more common in an article, blog, Website…

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Book Back Cover Design Tips

on 07 August 0 Comment

Yesterday I gave you some tips about the importance of a book’s back cover copy. Today, I’m going to put on my creative director hat (I worked for a large organziation for several years in that capacity) and share some design insights with you for the back…

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