Tag: editing

9 Editing Tips to Make You a Better Nonfiction Writer by Mary Walton

9 Editing Tips to Make You a Better Nonfiction Writer by Mary Walton

While non-fiction may conjure images of the dusty tomes in your local library, it’s actually an increasingly popular type of online content. Every how-to article, every review, every business blog is an example of non-fiction writing, aimed at inspiring the reader. And as these posts are normally aimed in encouraging the reader to do something, […]

How to Cite Sources in Your Manuscript

How to Cite Sources in Your Manuscript

Nonfiction authors know the importance of citing sources in their work. But sometimes it can get confusing figuring out how to correctly quote and give credit to your sources within your text without losing your flow of thought. When it comes to citing sources in your manuscript, there are some general style guidelines to follow. […]

Teleseminar: Barbara McNichol on Strengthen Your Writing with Techniques Editors Use

Teleseminar: Barbara McNichol on Strengthen Your Writing with Techniques Editors Use

Event Date: September 28, 2016 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Barbara McNichol discusses Strengthen Your Writing with Techniques Editors Use. Barbara McNichol works with speakers and authors to provide expert editing of books in the categories of business, spirituality, self-help, how-to, health, relationships, and more. Over the past 22 years, she […]

How Many People Should Read My Book Before It’s Published? by Amberly Finarelli

How Many People Should Read My Book Before It’s Published? by Amberly Finarelli

You’ve done it: you just finished the first draft of your manuscript! Once that adrenaline-surging moment of completing such a monumental task has passed, you can’t wait to have someone else take a look at your work…and, okay, you’re probably a little nervous about it, too. Will readers “get” it? Does the development and flow […]

7 Editing Tricks to Speed Up Your Writing Activities – Guest Post by Kate Simpson

7 Editing Tricks to Speed Up Your Writing Activities – Guest Post by Kate Simpson

As a writer, you may find yourself pressured to create a coherent and inspiring piece, the best anyone’s ever read. Unfortunately, there are some realities that we need to face, and deadlines are one of the harshest realities out there. Envision a Structure Do this before you even start. This gives you a clear direction […]

Outlining Non-Fiction – Guest Post by David Colin Carr

Outlining Non-Fiction – Guest Post by David Colin Carr

Don’t cringe! I promise, on a 30 year career of editing and a lifetime of writing, that it’s not as complex as you fear. I am forever grateful to Miss Delia Stebbins who had the foresight to teach our eighth grade class to outline. Benefits Outlining will speed the writing process and prevent blocks that […]

Using Regular Expressions To Find Common Errors – Guest Post by Russell Phillips

Using Regular Expressions To Find Common Errors – Guest Post by Russell Phillips

I have a great editor, but I understand that she is human, and therefore she makes mistakes, and misses things, just like I do. Therefore, I like to try and make my manuscript as good as I can before I hand it over to her. The trouble with editing your own work, of course, is […]