book reviews / editing / editing costs / hiring editors / reviews / self-editing

Bad Reviews When You’ve Had Your MS Edited–part 2

In the last post, we talked about what to do when you’ve paid to have your manuscript edited, and then you get some poor reviews. Today, we’ll continue with some other thoughts on this topic. Be realistic about your editing needs: Each level of editing (from substantive, through stylistic, copyediting and proofreading, plus other specialities) … Continue reading

book reviews / Learning activities / my reading / speaking engagements / workshops / Writing activities

Actually Doing!

Oh my goodness! Another 2 weeks have passed! What have I done (besides my usual tutoring and editing business)? As I mentioned in my last update, I really want to back off a bit on my “learning” and get busy actually doing some writing, speaking, and more editing. And I’m starting to succeed with that … Continue reading

book reviews / my reading / Writing activities

fieldstone writing

Over the past few days, I’ve been reading (and left-handed note-taking!) the book, Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, by Gerald M. Weinberg. I have really enjoyed learning about this practical and imaginative approach to writing–perhaps due to my own semi-pantser style. Throughout the book, Weinberg, an author of over 40 books, encourages writers to be on … Continue reading