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29 Oct 2018

COMMONLY USED PRINTING AND PUBLISHING TERMS

Commonly used printing and publishing terms   To a first-time author, few stages of the book-writing process are as overwhelming as publishing and printing: You’ll make decisions about everything from cover art to paper quality. You’ll have to decide which printing option is right for you and your readers. You’ll need to have opinions about […]

31 Jan 2018

WHAT KIND OF EDITING DO I NEED?

“Can you edit this?” It’s arguably one of the vaguest requests heard in the world of editing and publishing. That’s because there are multiple types of editing, and they often mean something very different to each party in the editing relationship – the writer and the editor. A basic Internet search of “types of editing” […]

28 Dec 2017

A PROOFREADER’S CHECKLIST

Proofreading can be scary at times because it carries so much responsibility. The proofreader must deliver a product that is as perfect as humanly possible. In some businesses, the proofreader is the last person to touch a document, making the final changes before it is published. Like editing, proofreading can require a light or a […]

29 Aug 2017

INTERVIEW: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EDITING AND PROOFREADING

With traditional publishing on the decrease — self-published books represented 31 percent of  e-book sales on Amazon’s Kindle Store in 2014 — more authors than ever shoulder the responsibility of making sure their books contain clean, polished, and accurate copy. That means, ideally, that they’re hiring professionals to fine-tune their manuscripts once the writing is complete. The […]

24 Sep 2016

TEST YOUR GRAMMAR KNOWLEDGE

Can you spot the 10 errors in the paragraph below?   Click here to view the answers!

09 Dec 2015

GETTING YOUR BOOK ON THE SHELF

It’s the critical question all would-be authors keep asking: How do I get my book published? Dino Price has been the managing director of John M. Hardy Publishing in Houston for three years, but his background is in business development and marketing strategies. That combination of experiences makes him a very useful resource for up-and-coming […]

15 Nov 2010

GRAMMAR-FAIL TIEBREAKER: THE VOTES ARE IN!

Thanks to everyone who voted for a second-place winner. The votes are in, and we’d like to congratulate Charlotte P. for taking second place (and for scoring a $25 Amazon.com gift card)! Charlotte submitted this photo of a wearable grammar fail (“Free hugs for qualifed candidates”): So, this brings our first-ever grammar-fail photo contest to […]

15 Sep 2010

OUR “FIRST” OFFICIAL ENTRY

Congratulations to our first official (in other words, doesn’t work for us and is therefore qualified to win free stuff) grammar-fail photo entry.  Thanks to Very Married for this awesome example of unnecessary quotation marks. Very Married says:  “Two reasons this is awful:  First, if this is “water” then where is the real stuff?  Second, […]

10 Sep 2010

THE WRITE BLOG’S GRAMMAR-FAIL CONTEST: WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CERTIFICATE

Are you a grammar Nazi?  A stickler for punctuation?  Do you want a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate?  Do you want a free link back to your website? The Write Blog is happy to announce our first-ever bad grammar photo contest. We’re inviting all of our fellow readers, writers, word lovers, and grammar geeks to get […]

18 Aug 2010

PRONUNCIATION OR PRONOUNCIATION?

The mysteries of pronunciation are solved! Not sure how to pronounce boson, dais, belfry, duchy, or denigrated? Check out the talking dictionary at howjsay.com. Sooo cool.

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