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Sometimes, he attempts (and fails, probably) to explain “the editing process” as he knows it.

Have you ever experienced difficulty explaining to others how to do something you’re particularly good at? I’ve been asked to write an article on “the editing process,” and I don’t know what to say. Other than a basic overview of … Continue reading

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Free advice to those who would be Wielders of the Red Pen

It has been a while since I last said this, but now I feel the need to say it again: Anyone who asks for hundreds of dollars (or more) in payment for services such as copyediting or beta reading (???) … Continue reading

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science humor

Light-year (or lightyear): The distance light can travel through a vacuum during one Earth-standard year. Light year: A year with less mass (weight) than an Earth-standard year. Lite year: A year with fewer calories than an Earth-standard year. (It may … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he REALLY enjoys editing… but it does weird things to his brain.

In case you’re wondering, I’m almost halfway through editing The Sleeping and the Dead. No, I’m not getting so caught up in the story that I forget to correct the occasional punctuation glitch, and I’m trying to keep the jokes … Continue reading

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…And now for a FAQ post.

“Why so many ‘Writing Glitch’ posts about science lately, Weaver?” Because that’s what I found the last time I went to Pinterest and “raided” a few boards for examples. (One of my own boards on Pinterest is titled “Science for … Continue reading

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Reading, Writing, and Real Life in November, 2018

Don’t worry; I do intend to blog soon about something other than grammar… There are a few novels I’ve read (or tried to read) recently, and I want to tell you about them. (Of course, part of that will be … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he shares a polite(ish) rant about editing.

Today, Cait Reynolds, as a guest on Kristen Lamb’s blog, has an excellent post about five things editors hate. “The National Association of Recovering Freelancers* put out a study that said four out of five freelance editors suffer a nervous … Continue reading

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Copyediting nightmares can happen to trad-published authors, too.

‘I don’t have to edit my manuscript or hire a copyeditor, the publisher will have someone do that for me.’ I hear (read) this a lot. First of all, friends, you may have noticed that traditional publishers (the smaller presses … Continue reading

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How the WRONG Copyeditor Can Make a Mess of Your Manuscript: part 2

Back for more, are you? Is it horrified fascination that brings you here, or are you hoping to learn a bit about what can go very, very badly if an author chooses the wrong (not competent, not familiar with the … Continue reading

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How the WRONG Copyeditor Can Make a Mess of Your Manuscript: part 1

I’m not telling you this to scare you (and I’m certainly not telling you this so you’ll all rush to hire me as your copyeditor — I don’t even work in the genres some of you write); I’m telling you … Continue reading

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