Rhetoric for Writers: Intro

Rhetoric is one of those things that seems intimidating until you unpack it, because once you unpack it you'll realize you already use...

Line Editing 101

You finished your revisions and feel confident in your story, but you know your project still needs something before you can send it off...

How to Find an Editor

You have your project and you know you have taken it as far as you can on your own. The next step before publishing is bringing in an...

Revising 101

I talked about the different types of editing in my What is Editing? post, but I thought it would be worthwhile to dive more thoroughly...

Why I Am Not a Writer.

In college, when my English class would do the first day of class tango of "State your name and why you are an English major," all the...

Books I've Read: The Constant Rabbit

To be upfront: Jasper Fforde is easily my favorite author, so I am a bit biased. As an out-of-the-closet Book Person, people regularly...

Comma Rule #1: In a List

Even though this is the most straightforward rule for comma use, there is some contention about it, and it gives us a great opportunity...

What is Editing?

After you put words on the page, any work you do to change those words is editing. When I teach writing, I teach the writing process with...

Why You Shouldn't Apologize for Typos

I find it distinctly heartbreaking anytime I am messaging a new friend and I mention that I love to read or work as a copy editor or...