The difference between proofreading and developmental editing

I recently tweeted about this, so I thought I’d share my thoughts here as well. Although I’m both a proofreader as well as a developmental editor, these are two very different roles. For example, as a developmental editor, I’m looking at the big picture and asking myself questions such as: Is the story engaging andContinue reading The difference between proofreading and developmental editing

Is self-publishing faster and easier than traditional publishing?

I recently corresponded with a newer author who was looking to self-publish her book-length memoir. The reason? She believed it would be faster and easier to get her book into the world if she went the self-publishing route. She informed me that she herself had worked as an editor, albeit some time ago, and soContinue reading “Is self-publishing faster and easier than traditional publishing?”

Adventures in Book Mapping, Part 2

As promised all the way back at the start of the summer, I’m finally sharing my free book mapping template with you. As a reminder, a book map is best thought of as an outline which is created after your story has been written—so it’s not what you intend to write but what you haveContinue reading “Adventures in Book Mapping, Part 2”