Why Hire the Right Editor? Hint: It Can Make or Break Your Book!

One of the most common mistakes made by many authors is hiring the wrong type of editor. While each book is unique, said book also belongs to a category: fiction or nonfiction. Within these two categories, there are many different genres—not all listed here—and your book fits in at least one of them: Since thereContinue reading “Why Hire the Right Editor? Hint: It Can Make or Break Your Book!”

Three Different Stages of Editing

“To write is human, to edit is divine.”—Stephen King The word “editing” is often used as an umbrella term to describe the field that is pivotal to the publishing industry. However, editing has many different stages, each one of them equally important and inter-connected. When it comes to editing a manuscript, a professional Editor willContinue reading “Three Different Stages of Editing”

Three Reasons Why You Should Hire an Editor

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.” — Oscar Wilde. Writing a book can be a tedious, emotional, and long process made of hours upon hours of extraneous typing, brain storming, and—if you’re anything likeContinue reading “Three Reasons Why You Should Hire an Editor”

How to Submit Your Book for the MWSA 2019 Award Season

—and How to Optimize Your Chances at Winning a Medal! The Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) has just opened its 2019 Award Season. This year is extra special to me because, aside from being awarded a silver medal last season for writing the children’s picture book My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I Do?Continue reading “How to Submit Your Book for the MWSA 2019 Award Season”