Vellum is a relatively new software that converts manuscripts into beautifully formatted digital and print books. As an author, I’m a huge fan of its user-friendly capabilities. However, as an editor and proofreader also providing […]
This blog for independent authors explains how to punctuate character speech and dialogue in fiction, and why it matters to readers. Why does character speech and dialogue need to be punctuated? Character speech and dialogue […]
Editing and proofreading are basically the same skill, aren’t they? Actually, no. The differences between the two are significant. Therefore, this blog details the basic differences between editing and proofreading services. Editing: Imagine your story […]
Are you a debut author struggling to write a great synopsis for your completed (or almost completed!) nonfiction book? This blog will help you to write a structured nonfiction synopsis to submit to your chosen publisher.
As an editor and proofreader I work hard with fiction authors to make sure their debut (and subsequent) novels are the best they can be and a few issues arise time and time again, even for me when writing my own books. The good news is, they are easily solved, so here are 5 easy ways to make your first novel better!
What is the difference between a blurb and a synopsis? For some, especially newer, writers, the words blurb and synopsis may seem interchangeable, however, they serve very different purposes and each follows its own set […]