Writing & Editing Tips

10 Things to Include On Your Freelance Services Webpage

10 Things to Include On Your Freelance Services Webpage

Putting together your freelance services webpage, but not sure what you should include on it? You need an awesome freelance services webpage if you want to get freelance clients and make money freelancing! First things first: get a FREE worksheet on how to create your freelance services webpage by clicking…
Blog Newsletter Welcome Email Template

Blog Newsletter Welcome Email Template

One of my dear blog friends contacted me a last week to inquire if she could use my blog newsletter welcome email as a template for her own, because she loved it so much. Of course I said yes---and since I see questions ALL THE TIME about what to send your email…
What Should You Include In Your Blog’s Newsletter?

What Should You Include In Your Blog’s Newsletter?

*Everyone* tells bloggers that they need to have a newsletter or some kind of email marketing* going on if they want to go pro with their blogs. It makes sense---after all, once you have someone's email address, you've been given access to connecting with them on a one-on-one basis (and…
The 500 Words/Day Writing Challenge

The 500 Words/Day Writing Challenge

Hey friends! I'm still sick *sad face*. Luckily I prepared this article last week, so you don't miss out on your weekly writing & business fix! It's unlikely that I'll have an article published for tomorrow, but we should be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week. Thanks for…
The Dos & Don’ts of Working with Editors

The Dos & Don’ts of Working with Editors

National Novel Writing Month has come and gone... next comes the rewriting, and more rewriting, and yet more rewriting, until at last it will be time to send books off to editors! Grab your FREE home office checklist now! But before you do that, here are some DOs and DON'Ts to keep…
10 Writing Prompts for NaNoWriMo

10 Writing Prompts for NaNoWriMo

We are into Week 2 of NaNoWriMo! This is a time when the novelty might start to wear off for some writers. If you’ve been jumping around in your novel, like I have, instead of writing in a linear fashion, you might have already written your favorite scenes. ...But you…
Top 4 Ways to Edit Your Own Writing

Top 4 Ways to Edit Your Own Writing

Want more great articles like this one? Sign up for my newsletter! If you don’t have a background as an editor, it can be a really good idea to hire an editor to edit your work for you. But what if you don’t have the funds to do so? In…
How to Prepare Your Book for an Editor

How to Prepare Your Book for an Editor

Are you close to finishing your book and getting ready to hire an editor? Here's what you should do to prepare your book for the editing process... Grab your checklist for preparing to work from home full-time >> 1) Have as much of your book written as possible. This will help…
So You Want to Be a Writer: Now What?

So You Want to Be a Writer: Now What?

This is one of the most common questions I receive: I love to write, and I think I'm pretty good at it. How did you start? How can I quit my day job and write full-time too? This is a great question---and there are so many potential answers to it…
What To Do BEFORE Submitting Your Manuscript to an Editor

What To Do BEFORE Submitting Your Manuscript to an Editor

As a freelance editor, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with several indie (and established!) authors on editing their manuscripts. I’ve done everything from proofreading to developmental editing for authors, in genres from children’s books to crime mysteries, so the types of manuscripts (and the amount that they are…