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Why you need an editor: Developmental and Substantive Editing

We believe we know everything there is to know about our characters. We believe we have created a compelling read, a clear conflict, characters the reader can either love or fear for, a satisfying resolution.

November 30, 2011
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Why you need an editor: Professional Read

At this past weekend’s Self Publishing Boot Camp, I was privileged to speak on the topic of editing for self-publishers.

November 16, 2011
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What does Success look like?

The big Success, with a capital S is elusive. You do know this, don’t you?  Success a la big time fame and fortune, cover of People magazine, tooling around Nob Hill in a Maserati, that kind of success.

November 10, 2011
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Self Publishing Boot Campers- Help me plan my presentation.

Starting to think about my presentation at Carla King’s Self Publishing Boot Camp, Nov 12, 2011. A full Saturday in Palo Alto at Stanford University’s Tresidder Memorial Union.  I have 30 minutes to speak on the role of the developmental editor.

November 2, 2011
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Under the Gum Tree Premiere Issue

A digital, literary micro-magazine, Under the Gum Tree is a non-fiction storytelling project, published by my colleague Janna Marlies Santoro. She says,

August 10, 2011
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