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April 2, 2017

More than any other typo, yeah vs. yea errors make me want to light myself on fire. A very good friend and collaborator of mine (hi, Mark) is a great prose writer, but it took me the better part of a decade to get him to stop making this common error. There's a big dif...

March 26, 2017

The reason I’m so obsessive about formatting when I give manuscript advice is that it’s perhaps the only part of the publishing process where the author has complete control. For example, let’s say you write a great Mystery-Thriller set in 1975 about a young girl who g...

February 28, 2017

As a submissions editor, one of the most important considerations I have to think about in deciding whether or not to recommend your MS for a publishing offer is the cost of getting your MS into publishable condition. Copy editing costs money (and time), so if your MS...

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I am an editorial, submissions, and marketing consultant for a prominent publishing house.  I also love working with indie/self-publishing fiction authors, particularly on matters relating to marketing strategy. I currently focus on genre fiction, but I also have a decade of experience writing and editing marketing, technical, and instructional copy.

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