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Category Archives for Editing


4 Big Reasons to Use Passive Voice When You Write Nonfiction

Could you use the passive voice when you write nonfiction?Ah, yes, the passive voice. The bane of every editor's existence. The thing that makes writing coaches shudder. But why is this? Why do writers

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nonfiction dialogue

Getting Nonfiction Dialogue Wrong: 8 Bad Mistakes to Avoid

Learning to write nonfiction dialogue is a must. It adds life and colour to the text, helps to move the narrative forward, and tells us more about the characters. However, bad dialogue, and bad use

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indie author career

ONE Thing You Should Do For Your Indie Author Career

We're talking about one big, free, online thing you can do that will help you with your indie author career, regardless whether you're a newbie, veteran, romance or nonfiction author. It's signing up

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Dialogue in Nonfiction

The Terrible & Terrific Truth About Using Dialogue in Nonfiction

If you're like many writers, you may be reluctant to use dialogue in nonfiction. After all, nonfiction is telling the story of what really happened. How can you know what was said if you weren’t there?

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types of editing

How These 7 Types of Editing Will Make You a Better Author

how do you decide what kind of editing you and your book are ready for? Developmental editing? Substantive? Line editing or copy editing? And then there’s mechanical, production, and proofreading.

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Hire an Editor

Discover 10 Signs You Need To Hire An Editor Now

When you’re writing a book, having an editor helps you develop your book to the best version of itself. Some writers still think of editors mainly as grammar and spell checkers. In reality, when

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Write a Self-Help Book

Stop Making These Five Mistakes When You Write a Self-help Book

There are several ways that your gut instinct as you write a self-help book will lead you astray. Especially if this is your first book.  It’s about telling a story and adding value to your readers’

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nonfiction writing mistakes

6 Common Nonfiction Writing Mistakes Your Editor Will Catch, But You Should Stop Making

In the many manuscripts we assess and others we edit are common nonfiction writing mistakes. Yes, your editor can and will catch them, but you’ll become a better writer and you’ll get more value from

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nonfiction writing skills

The 7 Nonfiction Writing Skills That Will Instantly Make You a Better Author

These 7 nonfiction writing skills all boil down to a single issue that all nonfiction authors need to keep in mind: just because you are writing nonfiction doesn’t mean you are not writing a story.

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Work with your editor

Five Ways You Can Work With Your Editor Like A Pro Today

Your editor isn’t the bad guy you think they are. In most cases, the editor is just doing their job, and they want exactly what you want—to turn your manuscript into the best possible version of itself.

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