Plot building, story coaching, content and developmental editing
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Copy and line editing and proofreading
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Marketing and cover copy writing
Query Help & First 10 Pages
Perfecting queries and the first pages for approaching agents and publishers
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There’s a misconception out there you may have heard, that a blurb is basically a synopsis without the ending. Now, synopses are truly awful. There’s no faster way to take all the life out of your awesome story than by flattening it into one. No wonder everyone hates writing blurbs! So then how on earth do you Read more about The Basics of Banging Blurbs: 3 Quick Tips[…]
Just an update from our team about the editing spots we have open! Check out our complete services & rates: http://bit.ly/2qKcMUP September- Proofreading: 2 spots open Line Edits: BOOKED Content: 2 spots open – mid to late September Developmental: 1 spot open October- Proofreading: 2 spots open Line Edits: 2 spots open – mid to late Read more about Availability… booking now![…]
Every time I take on a new client for copy/line edits or proofing, I’ll ask to see the first ten pages of the work in discussion. The deal I make is that I’ll do those ten pages free—usually in 24 hours—and return them to the author with info about moving ahead. This arrangement works to Read more about Editing the First Ten Pages[…]
Lots of writers have asked about beta readers lately, and we’ve come to realize that not everyone is on the same page as to what a beta really is (or should be) and what their role is in getting a book ready for its journey into the hot little hands of readers. Here are a Read more about Let’s get real about beta reading…[…]
We are offering a limited time offer to celebrate the addition of Becca, a seasoned developmental editor, to the Evident Ink team. Book a developmental edit now through the end of May and receive ten percent off a line edit or proofread to be delivered between May and August! Check here for descriptions of our Read more about For a Limited Time — Discounted Editing Packages![…]
One of the things writers hear often is that their words should be showing readers the story and the action versus telling them about it. This is easily said, not as easily done. As a freelance editor, this is one of the issues I confront most when I evaluate new authors as potential clients. It Read more about Have you mastered SHOWING versus TELLING? Three easy ways to check[…]
This one’s an easy mix up, but the explanation makes sense and helps us remember which is right. Take the quiz! I’m waiting for your results with… well, you’ll find out!
Another from the bestselling romance I’m reading (which I would totally name because it is such a fun read, but that wouldn’t be nice because I’m pointing out editing errors…) The two that have caught my notice have been what I call “spellcheck errors” — meaning the spelling is perfect, but the usage is incorrect. Read more about Bear or bare?[…]
Words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings are examples of homonyms, and they sometimes give writers some trouble. Often, when your fingers are flying over the keys, your mind spits out the word you want, and your fingers just type the wrong version. Here’s a quick quiz with a little Read more about There, their and they’re[…]
I’m reading a very popular romance novel at the moment, by an author I respect. And last night I read about how the hero was actually a pretty “descent” guy. See the issue here? Try the quiz to see if you’ve got it right: I cringed to find this in a well-reviewed and spectacularly selling book…but Read more about Descent or decent?[…]