8 Things to Do When Contacting a Freelance Editor for Your Novel | Are you ready to contact a freelance editor for your novel? Don’t forget to do these 8 things.

8 Things to do When Contacting a Freelance Editor for Your Novel

Organising a freelance book edit can be an exhausting and frustrating experience — I mean for me, not for you. I’m sure it’s daunting and scary for writers, but life for me as an editor (and, therefore, your book edit) would be a lot smoother if more people followed these guidelines when querying me. 1. … Read more8 Things to do When Contacting a Freelance Editor for Your Novel

Writing Rules Explained: Make Every Word Count | Tips on why every word in your story should count, and how to make them count.

Writing Rules Explained: Make Every Word Count

Video transcript ‘Make every word count’ means that every word you use in your story should contribute to the story in some way. I’m not just talking about individual words here, but also sentences, paragraphs, scenes, chapters and subplots. Everything you write about should contribute to the ‘big picture’ of the story. Why? Let’s start … Read moreWriting Rules Explained: Make Every Word Count

6 Things I Wish Writers Knew About Editing and the Editing Process | Are you looking for a freelance editor to edit your novel? Make sure you know these 6 things.

6 Things I Wish Writers Knew About Editors and the Editing Process

My clients are wonderful people who understand, appreciate and are happy to pay for my work so I’m flabbergasted by some of the emails I receive from writers . It can be draining to wake up on a Monday morning to the vaguest of query emails that say nothing by “how much do you charge?”. … Read more6 Things I Wish Writers Knew About Editors and the Editing Process

7 Ways to Stop Yourself Editing as you Write | Editing as you write does more harm than good. Here are 7 ways to stop yourself from doing it.

7 Ways to Stop Yourself Editing as You Write

Editing as you write slows you down. Simple as that. Instead of writing a whole document, you rewrite what you’ve already written. Why edit a document when you haven’t even finished writing it? You need to do that at the end anyway, and you might end up taking out the parts that you spent so long … Read more7 Ways to Stop Yourself Editing as You Write