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 said in my last blog post — this year I will be focusing on copy editing and proofreading only, to give you my best and to keep a balance in my own life. Just for clarification, since I’ve had a couple of inquiries, I don’t do ghost writing. For developmental/substantive/content editing (whichever term you prefer), I would refer you to the… Read More

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How to Deal with Editorial Feedback

You’ve sent off your manuscript to a freelance editor with pride, excitement, a sense of accomplishment – and, quite likely, at least a bit of trepidation. Now the manuscript has been returned with the editor’s comments and suggestions, and you’re not quite sure you want to open the attachment in that email. Your trepidation is natural. I’m sure everyone who has ever sent a manuscript for any sort of feedback has felt those butterflies fluttering around inside. BUT – and this is important to remember – that editor is on your side. We editors want you to succeed. We want to help you make your manuscript the very best it… Read More

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Increase Your Confidence in Your Writing — Work with an Editor!

Welcome to my new website and my new blog! I’m glad you’re here. In this initial post, I want to tell you a bit about the philosophy and attitude I bring to my editing, so that you can get to know the person behind Flubs2Fixes a little better. In the “About” section of this site, you’ll learn that I’m a writer as well as an editor, so I understand how scary it can be to entrust your manuscript to a stranger. When I started writing, I was too nervous to show what I wrote to anyone but the closest of friends or family. I was fearful of possible criticism. I… Read More

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