Monthly Archives: June 2016

Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #9

  From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The second of a ten-part series. #9. Commagain? Oxford Comma, Comma Splice & Dialogue Punchuating Bag The comma, the plow horse of … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #10

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The first of a ten-part series. #10. They’re, Their Now: Contractions & Homophonic Convergence Our ears (and eyes) play dirty tricks on us … Continue reading

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From the Editor’s Eye: The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers

A ten-part series. Introduction The other  day I went to the dentist (yes, editing is a bit like pulling teeth) and my hygienist told me she had just read a book written by one of her other patients. She liked … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Sixth Edition

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, Ebooks, and Marketing (sixth edition) by Mark Levine is a “must read” for anyone thinking of  self-publishing a book, or who has already published and wants to … Continue reading

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News You Can Use – June 1, 2016

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
Violent Loss Resources Newsletter, June 1, 2016 News you can use … collected for you in May. (Scroll down to see all) Contents will vary somewhat month to month, as we close out…

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A Movie About Editing Books? Seriously?

I’m looking forward to this movie — Duos of ‘Genius’ — about legendary editor Maxwell Perkins and authors Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway. Biographer A. Scott Berg, left, and screenwriter-producer John Logan (Mel Melcon, L.A. Times)  Quote: … Continue reading

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