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

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

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: editing, book editing, copyediting, editorial service

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

Happy New Year from Infinity Publishing...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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