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September 11, 2019

Your manuscript is finished. You have sweated and cried over it, suffered the constructive feedback from friends, family, beta readers, structural editors, copy-editors and proofreaders, dreamed of receiving critical acclaim, doubted your right to inflict your efforts...

September 3, 2019

This year, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention and Eurocon 2019 were less than one week and one hundred miles apart. Worldcon was hosted by Dublin, Ireland and Eurocon was hosted by Titancon in Belfast, Northern Ireland. How could I resist two of my favourite sci...

November 10, 2017

In this chapter of the Self-editing for Self-publishers series, I will explain how paragraph styles differ between non-fiction and fiction and then I will give a simple run-down of how to use styles in Word to keep you on track whilst you write. 

Getting your paragraph...

August 23, 2017

I am a fan of genre fiction, a self-confessed geek and proud. Fandom has taken me to various sci-fi/fantasy conventions over the years. I have been to Montreal, London, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow and now, Helsinki. Not so much to the ComicCons with all the glitz and g...

July 24, 2017

Many years ago, when I learnt how to touch-type, I was taught that you put two spaces between the end of one sentence and the start of another. Many authors still follow this practice. Most of them are oblivious to the fact that it is no longer standard practice in the...

July 20, 2017

These three little dots can cause quite a bit of confusion amongst authors.

According to The Chicago Manual of Style (Sixteenth Edition), 'An ellipsis is the omission of a word, phrase, line, paragraph, or more from a quoted passage.' Such an omission is indicated by th...

April 14, 2017

In this instalment of Self-editing for Self-publishers we'll look at some basic rules for punctuating dialogue. Knowing and understanding these rules will help you to avoid some common mistakes that lead to time-consuming, repetitive correction by your copy-editor/proo...

April 6, 2017

Editing is a crucial part of your journey to publication. Nothing can replace the advantages you will gain from employing objective, professional eyes to line edit/copy-edit your work but you can dramatically reduce the costs and the time that this will take. There are...

February 24, 2017

Beta Readers are one of a writer's most valuable external resources. They will help you improve your manuscript in a way that you never could on your own and they will keep your editorial costs down.

Great! So ... what are beta readers, who are they, where can I find t...

February 17, 2017

Authors will often ask if I can promise them an error-free manuscript at the end of the editing/proofreading process. It's a fair question. Editing and proofreading, when done properly, are a significant investment in time and money. I can understand why there might be...

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