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Proofreading Is Important—No Ifs, Ands, or Butts

A clever play on words can draw attention in a good way, but you don’t want anything to detract from your story. And nothing can yank a discerning reader out of a book quicker than heaving...

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Book Editing: What Should You Expect?

If you’re new to self-publishing, you might not know exactly what to expect as you go through the editing and production process. This is true even if you’re a veteran coming over from...

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Editing & Publishing: Tools of the Trade

You may have wondered about the tools editors use. A dictionary is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But which one? A grammar book, probably. Although, again, which one? There are tons...

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Grammar: On Style Guides and Dictionaries

Today’s “Grammar Bite” is going to be more of a meal, so I hope you’ll forgive me, but this topic is pretty important and there’s not a short answer here. So grab...

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Grammar: The Ellipsis, That Handy Punctuation Mark

Ah, the ellipsis. The ellipsis can be a bit of a pain, but once mastered, it’s a great tool. For the purpose of this post, I’m only talking about using the ellipsis in fiction, not as...

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Grammar: The Dictionary and Why Parts of Speech Matter

You may wonder why the dictionary shows different spellings or treatments of words. As an FYI, it’s not because you can just pick whichever you like the best Often a word or phrase will be...

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