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February 16, 2015
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2015 San Francisco Writers’ Conference Rundown

Getting back to SFWC after a couple of years away was quite enjoyable for me. Representing the Editorial Freelancers Association at a table there with EFA colleague Chris Rose (we also went to graduate school together and interned at the … Continue reading

March 17, 2012
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Here’s a great event for Sacto locals, and advice for all: Never Stop Seeking Knowledge

Today’s California Writers Club meeting, from 11-1  is  a panel discussion: Show, Don’t Tell and Rework, Reuse, Resell When is exposition your best choice for revealing information? What are other options and how do you choose? This is a subject relevant … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
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Editing, writing, digital publishing, from textbooks to fiction, meetings and events…

This has been a wonderfully busy first quarter, with a cornucopia of activities to keep me sharp. The Nor Cal EFA hosted speaker Judith Horstman in January, and she provided the participants with insider information about writing for magazines and … Continue reading

December 14, 2011
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Why a self-publisher needs an editor: Other uses for an editor

Developmental edits. Substantive edits. Line edits.  A self-publisher could use professional assistance in all of these areas.  There are other uses for an editor as well.      

March 1, 2011
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Developmental vs. Copy/line editing

What kind of an editing do you need?   These are job descriptions from the Editorial Freelancers Association website. Developmental Editing Any or all of the following working with the client and, usually, the author of a book or other … Continue reading