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Should Editors Write?

on April 18th, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement for fiction editors to experience story from the inside by writing either short or long fiction, whatever they typically edit.

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Jack of all Trades? That’d Be an Editor—A Reader’s Question . . .

on February 13th, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A reader wondered what she should study to help her become an editor. Study whatever interests you and a whole lot more.

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Style Sheets—The Setup and the Benefits

on July 12th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A style sheet is an easy way to manage consistency in a manuscript. Writer or editor, consider putting together a style sheet for every project.

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Must Editors Be Good Writers—A Reader’s Question

on June 30th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A number of visitors to The Editor’s Blog have asked if editors need to know how to write, if they must be good writers to be good editors. I say yes.

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Checklist for Editors

on June 7th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Editors bring both skill and artistry to their craft. But sometimes you just need a list of reminders about what to check on in an edit. This is a checklist appropriate for both the professional and the writer who self-edits.

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Duties of an Editor & How Editors Help Writers

on February 1st, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Don’t know exactly what an editor does, what he or she can do for a writer? Check out different categories of editors and see just what they’re looking for when they read your manuscript.

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What Should an Editor Do for a Writer?

on October 29th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Editors have responsibilities to their authors. Read about some of those standards. A list for editors, as reminders. For writers, so you can know what to expect.

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Editors Are On Your Side

on July 31st, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Editors aren’t bad guys, eager to point out errors, to prove themselves all-knowing. Instead, editors are on the writer’s side, working with the writer to produce the best story possible.

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Editor’s Lament

on June 18th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Freelance editors are competent professionals whose aim is to improve their clients’ writing. They certainly don’t scheme to make a manuscript worse. Nor are they con men, eager to separate the naive writer from his hard-earned money. You can trust a qualified editor to make your work better and cleaner.

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Who Needs an Editor

on May 29th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Every writer needs a second pair of eyes. Discover the reasons why you might need an editor and the circumstances when you don’t need one.

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