Category Archives: Editing

What’s a Pen and Paper Mama?

Every time I hand out one of my business cards or take a Pen and Paper Mama Services deposit to the bank, someone is sure to ask me, “What is a pen and paper mama?” Well, let me see… Oh! … Continue reading

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Writing and Spelling Adaptations for Children With Visual-Spatial Processing Issues

This is part 5 of a series of 6 posts about Visual-Spatial Processing Issues (and other related learning differences). Links to the other posts in this series are found at the bottom of this post. (Remember that if your child … Continue reading

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Site changes

Up until now, this Pen and Paper Mama site has covered all my business. That includes tutoring, editing, and writing. Now I have started a new site, Norma J Hill.com, on which I will feature writing and editing material. This … Continue reading

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Tips on working with an editor

Be clear and open about your editing needs: Tell the editor exactly what you want done with your manuscript, your timeline, what you can afford, and any other similar details. Talk all your requirements and questions over with your editor … Continue reading

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What do editors look for?

What do editors look for? Do you really need an editor to help you with your writing? If you are good at spelling, punctuation, and grammar, that’s what is really important. Right? No! Editors can help you with so much more. … Continue reading

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Self Editing Mechanics

Today’s post will provide you with tips related to common errors in the mechanics of spelling, capitalization and punctuation. When I do a sample edit for a prospective client, I provide a free hour worth of editing. In that sample … Continue reading

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Self-editing tips and tricks

Although you’ll almost certainly want to hire an editor to really polish your writing, you can do many things to save on those editing costs. Some of those things have already been discussed in some detail in the “How Much … Continue reading

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