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MAKE NO MISTAKE: Goat vs. Goad (Which is Correct?)

Andrew Phillips | Posted 07.24.2016 | Media
Andrew Phillips

In a recent missive analyzing NYC's infantilization of smaller cities, I lead the first sentence (of my lede) with the idiom "get its goad" to illustrate my feeling that a New York Times article had rankled many Baltimore residents.

Publishing's Unsung Heroes: Copy Editors

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Home
Holly Robinson

Copy editors are worth their weight in gold, yet hardly ever garner a mention. So here it is, a shout-out to you, copy editors around the world: we writers and readers are so lucky to have you smoothing sentences and paragraphs and chapters. Thank you for all of your hard work.

This Is A Good Lesson On Why You Need Copy Editors

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media

Copy editors are a necessity in any newsroom, but sadly, the positions are slowly disappearing. Recently, Gannett sacked a hefty amount of editors ...

A Hybrid Author Busts the Myths: Should You Self Publish?

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.17.2014 | Home
Holly Robinson

I'm a hybrid author who has jumped from a traditional publisher to indie publishing and back to a traditional house again. As I start my fourth novel, I have no contract for the next one. Do I want to go solo when I publish my next book, or stay where I am?

Do Great Writers Make Bad Editors?

Sunil Rajaraman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Media
Sunil Rajaraman

During the last three years, we've built a network of thousands of freelance writers who have been vetted by a writing test. This week we launched a new editing test that we hope will help us identify strong editors within our network.

Novel Building From the Bones up: Two Pros Contrast Indie vs. Traditional Writing Process

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Home
Holly Robinson

First of all, let's define 'pro:' for the purposes of this article, a pro is someone who earns his/her primary income from writing. My friend Toby Neal and I are pros, with multiple novels and credits of various kinds under our belts.

Reflections on L.A. Weekly of the 1990s and Its Motley Crew of Misfits

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.02.2013 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

The Weekly gave me a home, a place where I could be part of something that was not only greater than me but also great in and of itself.