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Editing by Yourself — Something You Should Never Do I don’t know why I’m writing this, except to help out those who are foolish enough to try to edit a manuscript themselves. It’s not something I recommend; in fact, I strongly oppose it. I write blog posts without editors, but I wouldn’t think of releasing […]
Using Vellum and Text Expander to Sell More Books I know a lot of authors, and if they have one thing in common it’s that they are always trying to find a way to sell more books. And that’s not an easy task. It’s not like selling lemonade; you can’t just open up a book […]
Assisted Publishing Self-publishing has grown substantially over the past few years, and like all industries that experience strong growth, it has attracted more than its share of scam artists and companies ready to take advantage of unwary authors. Most of these companies hide under the umbrella of ‘assisted publishing’ and do their best to appear […]
Communication or Communications Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see the following listed as requirements on a job description: candidate must possess good oral and written communications skills. But is it communication or communications. What’s wrong with that? Nothing is wrong with the requested requirement, but it should have read, candidate must possess good oral […]
How to Use Lie, Lay, and Laid and Lain I don’t know if I ever heard anyone use, or even try to use, lain in the proper manner; however, lie, lay, and laid are different stories. And no matter how many times we have been taught, the rules don’t seem to stick. Lie, lay, and […]