iWriterly Video: When to Work With a Freelance Editor

Many writers once they finish a book don't know where to go next and either immediately jump to querying or working with a freelance editor. Learn when (and if) you should work with a freelance editor in this iWriterly video. Developmental editors, specifically, work with writers on character development, plot, world building, dialogue, setting, structure … Continue reading iWriterly Video: When to Work With a Freelance Editor

iWriterly Video: Why Writers Need Critique Partners & Beta Readers

While some people the writing community claim critique partners and beta readers aren't necessary—or even that they negatively impact your manuscript—outside feedback from critique partners/beta readers is one-hundred percent vital to the success of your manuscript. Learn the difference between critique partners and beta readers and what types of feedback is the most important to … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Writers Need Critique Partners & Beta Readers

Savvy Authors Blog: How an Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready After the First Chapter

There are many things publishing professionals look for in your first pages and chapter: voice, storytelling personality, if the story starts in the right place, showing vs. telling, grammar, grasp of the English language, and more. As a freelance developmental editor and former literary agent, I usually knew after the first few pages or chapter … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How an Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready After the First Chapter