Category Archives: Editing Tips

Writing Strong, Flawed Characters: A Conversation

I was working on who-knows-what the other night when a chat window from a friend popped up on my laptop screen. He wondered if he could ask for some writing advice or if I only answered questions when I was … Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Great Relationship with your Freelance Editor (MS Editors post)

It’s important to me to form healthy relationships with my editing clients, and I’m committed to giving the attention and respect it takes to make that happen. I’ve found that writers are also craving that special partnership but aren’t always … Continue reading

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Learn Parallelism: Lesson #6 from Student Work

Take the time to learn about parallelism. This is the final post in a series expanding the six writing & editing lessons that authors can take away from my writing students. “Despite our in-class practices, I had some students who … Continue reading

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Use Clear Transitions: Lesson #5 from Student Writing

This is post #4 in a series expanding the six writing & editing lessons that authors can take away from my writing students. “Transitions are more than inserting the word ‘then’ or ‘next’ into your writing every so often. They’re … Continue reading

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Keep an Eye on Paragraph Length: Lesson #4 from Student Writing

This is post #4 in a series expanding the six writing & editing lessons that authors can take away from my writing students. “I had some students who thought that a paragraph had to be a certain number of sentences. … Continue reading

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