Six Common Writing Errors and How to Avoid Them

Are you writing a book? Congrats on starting! So many people say they’ll write a book someday, but never do.    So now that you are writing your book, I bet you want it to be the best it can, right?   To elevate your book, you’ll need an editor, as you can’t...

Best First Editor for Your Book

You’ve written the first draft of your book!   Congratulations! This is an accomplishment many aspire to but never reach.   Are you now wonder if you need to hire an editor? And if so, which one? (If you didn’t know there is more than one kind of...

Four Different Kinds of Book Editing

Did you know that there are different kinds of editing?   Well, there are four different kinds of editing related to publishing your book that I’ll describe below: developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading.   Developmental Editing...
The Top 10 Proofing Mistakes Found on Your Website

The Top 10 Proofing Mistakes Found on Your Website

You’ve finally got your website done. Congratulations! Now, you’re wondering how it looks. Does it make sense and give off the kind of vibe you are going for? Does it speak to your clients and give them all the information they need to work with you? Does it look...

Macro of the Month: DocAlyse

Macros for Word are great for writers, authors, and editors. The Macro of the Month for February is DocAlyse from Paul Beverly. You can find it in his free book Macros for Editors. If you’d like to learn more about Macros, you can check out my Starting with...

How to Change Straight Quotes to Curly Quotes

Did you know that there are two different styles of quotes? That’s right: straight quotes and curly—also known as smart—quotes.  Straight quotes originated with typewriters. Before them, all quotation marks were curly. As space was a premium for typewriters, by...

Why All Copywriters Need Good Editors

Have you ever heard of symbiosis? It is when two organisms work together in a mutually beneficial relationship. Copywriters and editors are a great example of this. Put the two of them together, and they can produce written content that anyone would want to read....

Macro of the Month: Starting with Macros

Are you a writer or editor who needs to save time? Who isn’t, in today’s entrepreneurial world? What I do know is that I love macros! They have been a game-changer for me.  And I don’t mean the macros where you track your protein, carbs, and fat. I mean...