I’m Back at Work

I hope your summer (if you’re in the northern hemisphere) was good to you. My editing brain has had a good rest over the past two months, although my writing brain has been quite busy. As I embark on a fresh editing season, I’ll remind you of something I...

Editing Break

I will be taking an editing break during August and September. When I return, in order to continue to give my best to my clients and to keep a good balance in my own life, my focus will be copy editing and proofreading, at least for the time being. I don’t want...

Some Writing Resources and a Blog Hiatus

Summer is coming! That means it’s time to take a blogging break (actually, since it’s quite a while since I posted, it may seem that I’ve already been taking one. I hope this post will make up for that, a bit at least.) Before the blog goes off on...

Making a Mad Dash — or is it a Hyphen? A Grammar Owl Post

Although the difference between dashes and hyphens may not seem to fit neatly under the heading of grammar or word use, the Grammar Owl and I are in agreement that formatting is very important when creating a manuscript, and learning the difference between dashes and...

A Different Take on Mentor Texts

I have a very short post for you today, but I hope it will give you something to think about as you continue to read to learn about writing. Last month, I talked about choosing books in the same genre and even the same topic as the one you’re writing for the mentor...