Category Archives: Editing

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?┬áDo 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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How Much Does Editing Cost?

How much should you expect to pay an editor? Like most professionals, to a large degree you get what you pay for. An average editorial cost where I live is about $45 per hour for an experienced, professional editor. But … Continue reading

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Finding the Editor You Need

Here are some tips for finding an editor who will meet your specific needs: Ask a few different editors to provide sample edits of the same 2 or 3 page sample of your work. Compare their editing. Even if you … Continue reading

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