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The 4 Stages of Editing a Book [Explained!]

The 4 Stages of Editing a Book [Explained!]

Nothing sobers up a writer quite like realizing that the brilliant prose you birthed the night before is in desperate need of polishing by the morning. 
3 NaNoWriMo Alternatives

3 NaNoWriMo Alternatives

By Jessica De Bruyn, Professional Editor Editor's Note: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) not your thing? Here are 3 other options for kee...
The Submission Package: Your One Chance to Impress

The Submission Package: Your One Chance to Impress

By Jessica De Bruyn, Professional Editor The scariest time to be a writer is when you’re sending your work out into the world for the first time...
9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Editor (by a Professional Editor)

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Editor (by a Professional Editor)

By Jessica De Bruyn, Professional Editor As an editor, one of the most common questions I get is, “When should I hire an editor?” This is not a q...