What we learn on the first page of a novel should be the most important stuff of all.
Even editors like me need to hire another editor for a glimpse of what could be on the page. Here’s why.
Bringing latitude to writing and editing means seeing both big picture and detail more clearly.
Even I can’t remember what I published this year, so here are some of the best collected into one post.
The more I write, the more convinced I am that revision is where the real magic happens.
Manuscript Makeover by Elizabeth Lyons fell into my lap at just the right time.
When revising, a dumpster can be quite inspiring.
The better they are at their job, the less obvious these two groups will be.
Editors build a bridge between writer and reader—and may even tear down a few walls along the way.
For the past few months, I’ve been working with a client creating and updating content for a new website. The goal is obvious: accurate and easily digested consumer-friendly information, which promotes the product without overselling. The process, though, is surprisingly opaque; how to efficiently organize