Grammar

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 […]

27 Sep 2010

GRAMMAR-FAIL CONTEST ENTRY FROM CHARLOTTE P.

Charlotte says: “This is a sweepstakes from a huge, professional company, yet, on one of their sweepstakes forms, they could not spell ‘September’ correctly. And what amazes me is this sweepstakes has been running for a while and they have not corrected it.” Thanks, Charlotte! (NOTE:  the fail is sort of hard to see.  It’s […]

11 Aug 2009

LOGICAL LINKING IN WRITING

One of my new pet peeves is prepositional phrases that don’t actually logically link to the rest of the sentence.

20 Apr 2009

THINK YOU’RE DONE EDITING? TAKE A STEP BACK.

A writer’s work is never done. When you’re writing, you can get so wrapped up in the proofreading and editing process that you miss a HUGE oversight or error in your copy. This goes for all writing – whether it’s a marketing letter, a web page, or a novel. So, when you think you’re done […]

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