Ask the editor….come on, we know you have questions!

If you’re a writer, published or unpublished, we know you probably have questions about the nitty-gritty details of editing a novel. So once a month we’ll be posting your questions with answers from our editing partners. The only rule we have is that your questions be related to writing or editing — that’s it! You Read more about Ask the editor….come on, we know you have questions![…]

Voice – Do you hear what I hear?

Recently I saw a video by a comedian who was poking some fun at the Christmas carol “Do You Hear What I Hear.” The comedian joked about the impossibility of the lyrics – like the second stanza: “Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy” – at which point he demonstrated his view of what Read more about Voice – Do you hear what I hear?[…]

Characters – Love them; love them not?

The other day my sister and I were talking about a book she’s reading. She said she was enjoying the book immensely, but the story’s main character was troubling her. “She’s heartless,” my sister said. “I don’t like her.” She almost spit the words out, like she’d just bitten into a bad tomato. What a Read more about Characters – Love them; love them not?[…]

Typo-rage: Get a grip, people! It’s a typo!

If there’s one thing that gets grammar snobs going, aside from serial commas and apostrophe abuse, it’s sloppy proofreading or errors, especially in publications that are supposed to have been professionally copy edited. When I see a typo, though, unless the piece is riddled with errors, I try to give the author the benefit of Read more about Typo-rage: Get a grip, people! It’s a typo![…]

Grammar Snobs are People Too

Jeff Deck is my hero. In case you don’t know who he is, he wrote a book called “The Great Typo Hunt, Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time.” As you might imagine, the book chronicles a cross-continent journey Deck and his friend took to locate and eradicate public examples of those Read more about Grammar Snobs are People Too[…]