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How Many Editors Does An Author Need?

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 08:41 AM

Finishing your book and writing "The End" at the end of your manuscript is a great accomplishment, and you might feel like sitting back and basking in that good feeling. (maybe just a little) Indulge yourself for a day or so, then get back to work. A finished rough draft is only the first of many versions you'll write of this book, and you'll need some help along the way.

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Topics: proof reading, editing, self publishing, writing tips, time to write, book writing tips

Top Ten Reasons Why Your English Teacher-Mother-Neighbor-Friend-Church Secretary Cannot Edit or Proof Your Book

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: editorial service, editorial analysis, editing, copyediting, book editing

Put Your Best Foot Forward by Investing in the Product! (Your Book)

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: editorial service, editing, copyediting, book editing

Authors Write, Book Designers Design: A Word on Basic Formatting

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Mon, May 28, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: book formatting, infinity publishing, editing, book editing, self publishing, self publishing companies, independent publishing

Happy New Year from Infinity Publishing...

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Tue, Jan 03, 2012 @ 11:33 AM

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Topics: infintiy publishing, book marketing, editing, self publishing companies

Writers- Test Your Grammar Skills

Posted by Brittany Lavin on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 @ 07:38 PM

Everybody (especially writers) should have a strong grip on grammar. However, illiteracy is increasing more and more every day. A strong knowledge of grammar will contribute not only to someone’s personal life, but their professional life as well.

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Topics: editing, self publishing, self publishing companies

When are you finished writing your book???

Posted by Brittany Lavin on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 @ 07:00 PM

John F. Harnish, Vice President Author Services

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Topics: pitching, publication, infinity publishing, infinity, book marketing, marketing your book, editing, book editing, self publishing, writing tips, bookstores, books, authors, bestselling authors, book sales, self publishing companies, writing, publishing, publishing industry, writers, writing advice, publishing vs. self-publishing, how to get published, book editors

Editorial Pet Peeves - and how to avoid them in your book

Posted by Brittany Lavin on Mon, Feb 07, 2011 @ 07:00 PM

Copyeditors are, as a group, very patient and forgiving readers. We love noticing nitpicky details and fixing subtle errors to help you present your audience the most polished and professional version of your book possible. We could spend all day moving commas and repossessing possessives, and many days we do. Editors aren’t impervious to frustration, however, especially when we come across the same small exasperating errors over and over again . . . in the course of one manuscript.

What errors make us reach for our red pens every time? We asked the Infinity copyediting staff, “What is your biggest pet peeve?”

*One of the most common mistakes an author can make is punctuating dialog incorrectly — and if it happens once, it’ll probably happen many times. Here are a few simple things to check for when punctuating dialog:

       1. Quotation marks should surround only the text spoken by a character — not the attribution (he/she said), and not reported speech (I told him yes).

incorrect: “The apple tree is too tall to climb, he said.”
correct: “The apple tree is too tall to climb,” he said.

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Topics: infinity publishing, infinity, editing, writing tips, books, authors, writing, writers, writing advice

5 Things to Think About Before Publishing Your Book

Posted by Brittany Lavin on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 @ 04:34 PM

by Brittany Lavin

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Topics: infinity publishing, infinity, book marketing, marketing your book, editing, book editing, self publishing, book, books, authors, book sales, self publishing companies, publishing industry, writers, publishing vs. self-publishing, how to get published, tips for authors, book editors, success in publishing

All About You, Your Book, and the Economy

Posted by Brittany Lavin on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:25 AM

by John F. Harnish

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Topics: pitching, publication, ebook publishing, pod, free publishing guide, infinity publishing, infinity, book marketing, marketing your book, editing, self publishing, book reviews, book reviewers, book, bookstores, books, selling books, book sales, audio books, self publishing companies, ebooks, publishing, publishing industry, publishing vs. self-publishing, how to get published

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