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Break it down: What is an E & C, exactly?

An Evaluation and Critique of your work provides a professional reader’s insight into the effectiveness of your manuscript. Some things you can not see because you’re the writer and just too close.

November 18, 2010
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A diversity of projects=fun

Ah, well, the long gap in posts is in this case an indicator of GOOD THINGS! I’ve been working very hard on all kinds of your projects.  Today I finished a document for my eighth client since October 1.

November 10, 2010
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Sage Advice from the editors at Glimmer Train

Make every word pull its weight. (Sometimes the right noun can deliver both meaning and tone; the perfect verb may eliminate the need for an adverb.). Don’t skimp on clarity. Every sentence must make sense and work together with the other sentences to make logical paragraphs.

August 17, 2010
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Eliminating Needless Filters in your Writing

A difficult concept to grasp, second only to narrative point of view, may be filtering. I never felt connected with any character in Jack’s* manuscript.

July 29, 2010
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Burroway and the language to Revise

Revision is not proofreading or copyediting. Revision is not accessing the thesaurus and subbing in big words. God no. Revision sometimes involves a restructuring of an entire manuscript.

July 22, 2010
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