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'Master Of None' Star Lena Waithe Featured On New Vanity Fair Cover
The magazine's first issue under a new editor marks a major shift by showcasing a rising black, openly lesbian female performer.
GPS FOR THE SOUL
How to Embrace the Gift of Criticism
Linda Gray Sexton
Memoirist, novelist and author of nine books. Proud daughter o...
The (Secret) Way Bestselling Authors Edit Their Writing
Co-founder, Book In A Box
Your job in the revision stage is to make sure that your book says what you want it to say, in the way that you want to say it. This is your book and your voice, after all.
Is Copy Editing A Dying Art?
Author, Reviewer, Blogger
But I've been hearing for years from many readers that books published by legacy publishers are filled with typos and errors of all kinds. I've seen it myself. And I wonder what's happened to copy editing as a field.
Founder and Editor, Lucia Journal
Then it comes. A pause in the ruckus next door allows chords from the Spanish guitar on Pandora to strike the foam bullets
What do they mean by 'good to know'?
Writer/editor; 28 years in newspapers
Decorum must prevail when you're in the office, so nasty-nice code words and phrases stand in for candor. Here's how to decipher passive-aggressive workplace communication.
Editor at The New Yorker Reveals How the Internet Has Changed the English Language
The best answer to any question
On a smaller scale, sometimes a writer sets up an either/or construction and lobs in an unnecessary comma: She should either
Everything Is Finished. Everything Is Beginning.
President Emerita, University of Maine at Machias
Who am I now? That's still an open question for me, and I'm not someone who's especially comfortable with ambiguity. If this is a beginning, rather than an end, what is it that's beginning? And if other people no longer look at me and see the president, who do they see?
Pay for Editing; Your Writing Will Thank You
Writer, Writing Coach, Editor and Copywriter.
Editors are one of the
important people in the publishing industry and people take what they do for granted and frankly, it makes me angry, so angry that I even gawked at a family member who wanted to use my services for free because they needed a writer/editor.
5 of the best blogs about blogging for non-techie creatives
Professional dream chaser and traveller who loves to play with...
FoodBloggerPro is a membership website primarily for food bloggers, but I came across Bjork's free content and blog posts
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
How to Avoid Unintentional Plagiarism
Silicon Valley Freelance Writer
As a freelance writer, I use the web constantly to find new information, research topics I don't know and find people to interview. However, as wonderful as it is to be able to instantly have the world of information so easy to access, it has also made unintended plagiarism unintended easy.
The De-Emphasis of Writing in the Workplace
Gabrielle M. Peterson
Chicago writer & over-thinker
I suppose I'll just have to grin and bear the typos and grammar and awkwardly phrased sentences that no doubt have been born from an era of career-orientation, emoticons, and economic pressures. After all, if there was no bad writing, there'd be no opportunities for people like me to make it good.
Co-founder and Director of Publishing, Astor & Lenox
But there was one suggestion that was simply--literally--breathtaking to me, and it came at the very end of Alan's letter
Grammar Goofs Can Be Big Gotchas in Job Interviews, Sales, and Social Circles
Dianna Booher, MA, Speaker Hall of Fame
CEO, BooherResearch.com Author of Communicate Like A Leader, C...
Just between you and I: Correct: Just between you and me. After prepositions (words like by, between, with, in, for, at, under
How to Kill a Main Character Without Murdering Your Book
Journalist, Novelist, and Ghostwriter
One of the worst mistakes I ever made as a green novelist was to ignore the advice of editors and friends who told me certain manuscripts needed overhauling.
Author Laura Drake on Indie v.s. Traditional Publishing, Cowboys and Why She Loves Her Motorcycle
Journalist, Novelist, and Ghostwriter
"I'd have to say my art imitates my life. I've always been one to throw myself off cliffs. Not because I'm brave, but because I can't stop myself; that's how I learn best."
The Author and Editor Relationship: Professional Sparring Partners
I have the utmost respect for editors. It is their job to see that your book is readable and flows from start to finish. There will always be times, however, when disagreements about characters, lines, and scenes are going to happen. And those disagreements are a good thing.
The Courage to Become a Better Writer
Memoirist, story coach, radio show host and creator of Giving ...
In the arena, we learn more about ourselves. If an editor wants us to research this idea or provide more solid evidence, then we're going to take his lead and trust that this can only help us as writers.
Virginia Pye On Books, Publishers & the Dreaded Sophomore Jinx
David Henry Sterry
Author, activist, performer, muckraker, book doctor
We first met Virginia Pye at the James River Writers Conference (another reason to attend what is a great conference) and we were immediately struck by how curious she was.
Alana Atwood and the Awful, Very Bad, No Good Sentence
Essayist and humorist.
My friend Alana Atwood, who edits a prestigious Seattle-based literary magazine, recently received a submission that was poorly written.
Write Now: Genus Editorus Rex
Novelist, screenwriter and television personality
Good E/Ms are the most common of the genus éditorus rex. These, generally kind examples of the species, understand what you are trying to accomplish with your novel/story, but only work with you if your manuscript is - short of a copy edit - publication ready.
How to Best Use Writing and Proofreading Tools
You've long known your word processor's spell and grammar checker offered only so much help. Likewise, the newer, heavily-hyped writing tools also remain inadequate to proofread your writing. No tool can completely "fix" your writing and none advertises perfection.
Video Marketing Is King: Oops, I Meant Content!
Founder and CEO of IntraLink Global
With 85 percent of Americans online, content is king today for marketers -- to build brands, demonstrate expertise and sell product. And no strategy may be more effective -- or "kingly" -- than video content and video marketing
Are You Botching Hyphenation?
Writer/editor; 28 years in newspapers
Hyphenation can be tricky. There's widespread confusion, it seems, about when and how the tiny line segments should and shouldn't be used. With so many instances in which people guess wrong, covering all the misuses would take acres of the Internet.
How Do You Know If You're Good? 3 Ways to Get Validation for Your Writing
Publisher, Coach, Author
Writers struggle with their inner critics more than most artists, I think. But they suffer from outside criticism more than most artists, too. I get asked nearly every week some variation of this question:
How do I know if my writing is good?
Friendship and Romance: A Conversation With Author Cathy Lamb
Brandi Megan Granett
I am an author, archer, and writing mentor.
I had the privilege of talking with her about what makes her tick as an author, how she keeps the ideas coming and the power of friendship, romance and love.
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