Pro Tips from Your Favorite Editors

Pro Tips from Your Favorite Editors

Pro Tips from Your Favorite Editors CaTyra Polland and Cynthia Williams Editing is art and science. Two editors can look at the same copy and use very different approaches. Though there is no official “right” way to edit, sometimes, we can benefit from seeing how...
What Not to Expect from Your Editor

What Not to Expect from Your Editor

1. Perfection Editors are humans. Humans make mistakes. You editor will make mistakes. If an editor guarantees an error free manuscript or document, run for the hills! Don’t expect an error free document. Mistakes happen, sometimes mistakes go under the radar....
How to Become A Published Author

How to Become A Published Author

Write. If you don’t write, you cannot become an author. You have to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. Create a writing schedule and stick to it. You can write a list of topics you want to write about and randomly select a topic. You can also start writing...
Why I Became an Editor

Why I Became an Editor

As a child, I loved to read. I would read dozens of books every summer. Every year I participated in Pizza Hut’s Book It Program. I would read my books, write a list, and take it in to redeem my free personal pan. Those were the good old days. Fast forward to...