Category Archives: Manuscript Editing

June 2017 Roundup: Manuscript Editing and Publishing

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme or themes will post each day. Today’s roundup themes are manuscript editing and publishing. Below are selected articles. Manuscript … Continue reading

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F Is for Fact-Checking

Originally posted on Write Through It:
Fact-checking is much in the news these days — or perhaps it’s the absence of it that’s much in the news. It used to be, and may still be, that top-quality magazines had fact-checkers…

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E Is for Ellipsis

Originally posted on Write Through It:
An ellipsis is three dots. An ellipsis comprises three dots. (See, I have to show that I know how to use “comprise” in what used to be considered the correct manner.) An ellipsis consists of…

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I Is for Italics

Originally posted on Write Through It:
After reading “E Is for Ellipsis,” my friend the mystery writer Cynthia Riggs emailed me. “I can hardly wait until u get to I,” she wrote. “I, I hope, will stand for ‘italics.’” This sentence…

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Self-editing: What are your options?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do…

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10 Tips For Editing Your Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Writer in Wedges So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time…

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Rewriting: An Overview of the Process

Originally posted on MDellert-dot-Com:
“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” — C. J. Cherryh The goal of the rewrite is simple, but not easy. You want your story to live. To accomplish this, it’s…

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4 Reasons Why Editors Are Underpaid

Originally posted on An American Editor:
A recent discussion on another forum lamented over how underpaid (undervalued) editing is, pointing out that neither authors nor publishers appreciate and are willing to pay for the expertise editors bring to a project.…

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Master Proofread

Originally posted on Write Through It:
I just finished a master proofread, and boy, was it a doozy. The master proofreader reads proof against copy, line for line, word for word, character for character. It requires intense focus. This is…

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Why We Still Need the Editor

Originally posted on Write Through It:
“The Case of the Disappearing Editor,” which appears in the new issue of the online journal Talking Writing, was sparked by a recent flap over literary journals that require submission fees. (Such journals are primarily staffed…

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