Referrals are perhaps the most efficient way to get new business and establish yourself as a problem solver. In this post, I show you how I interact with people when I give and receive a referral and what I do to stay connected and valuable after the fact.
Too often authors approach me about developmental editing after they've had their manuscripts copy and line edited. This is disheartening because they've wasted time and money.
In this post, I walk you through the four phases of a book project, focusing on the types and order of editing. I also talk about exceptions to the rule and how you can improve your chance of capturing the attention of a literary agent.
It's important to understand the legal and reputational risks you face as an author, particularly if you write nonfiction. You may be familiar with the rules that apply to academic writing, but those rules most likely do not apply to you now.
What follows is an explanation of how to track and cite your sources per Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), which is the publishing industry's style guide.
When does adding value devalue your business and detract from your quality of life?
Most of my posts are written to help authors, and authors can certainly learn what not to do here. But, this post is specifically for other editors and service providers.
I'm writing this because perhaps you too are experiencing what I've been experiencing, and perhaps we can overcome this together.