Ever wanted to ask a couple of editors about editing? Ever wondered what goes on in their heads? Ever needed a breakdown of the freelance editing business?

Stuart White, a soon to be published author, had the same desires. So he asked two of his former editors, Carly Hayward (Book Light Editorial)...

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by Laura Dennison

At long last, you’ve done it. You’ve written your novel. You’ve slugged your way though some 80,000 words and consumed approximately 80,000 cups of coffee in the process. When you’re stuck in a traffic jam on the way home from work, you have conversations with your charac...

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by Carly Hayward

“Write drunk, editor sober” is a famous quote with dubious origins. While it is difficult to assign credit to the quote, its message is clear. Writing requires the author to get their creative juices flowing, to awaken their muse, no matter how they do it. But editing requires...

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by Carly Bornstein-Hayward

So, you are writing a novel. As everyone will tell you (including me), you need to have it developmentally edited. But you know what sucks? It can cost a lot of money. Not everyone has that kind of money to put into a book without the promise of a return. Trust me, I get...

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by Carly Bornstein-Hayward

Since writing is such a personal act, editing becomes personal. When hiring a developmental/content editor, you need to make sure you find the right one for you. It can be difficult to navigate the sea of editors available online, so here are a few tips to help.

The fi...

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