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How to Use Track Changes in Word

July 2nd, 2020 by Jane Turner

I’m genuinely surprised how many of my clients don’t know how to use Track Changes in Word. Indeed, it seems to me that only admin professionals and editorial workers seem to understand it’s capabilities! Which really is a surprise – given how prevalent PCs now are in school.   (I was horrified when, at my […]

Call for Submissions: Bayou Wolf Press

June 12th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Bayou Wolf Press is calling for submissions! Check out their website or Twitter. As their site says: Bayou Wolf Press was built out of a mixture of hard work, frustration, hope, rejection, passion, Count of Monte Cristo-style revenge fantasies, and too many Cadbury Mini Eggs. We’re starting out as each other’s editors and publishing team, […]

Order of Adjectives

June 10th, 2020 by Jane Turner

The Royal Order of Adjectives is instinctive for most writers – but well worth understanding.   Did you know there are specific rules as to the order of adjectives in writing? This is one of those largely unspoken rules – so unspoken that I’m not surprised how many writers don’t know about it. Yes, there […]

New Imprint, calling for submissions! Introducing PM Press

May 21st, 2020 by Jane Turner

Calling all crime, thriller and dystopian authors! There’s a new imprint that’s calling for submissions! PM Press was launched in April 2020 as a Kindle-First imprint of Holland House Books. Their blurb says:  We are a Kindle-First imprint of Holland House Books that specialises in crime, thriller and dystopian fiction. Phaidra Robinson and Mia Skevington […]

Self-editing tips, resources and training

May 6th, 2020 by Jane Turner

In this post, I’ll share some self-editing tips and resources you might find useful on your self-editing journey.   There are various stages to editing your novel and the self-edit is the start. You should aim to distil your work: get rid of the extraneous descriptions, the bits that serve no purpose, and the loose […]

What are the types of fiction editing?

April 28th, 2020 by Jane Turner

There are, essentially, three different types of fiction editing that your book should undergo after your self-edit. Developmental / structural Copy/Line Proofreading Some will add a fourth level by splitting Copy and Line editing into two different tasks, but I cannot see them that way—indeed, I find it impossible to split them. Note, though, that […]

Manuscript submission dates – Simon & Schuster UK #DigitalOriginals

April 1st, 2020 by Jane Turner

Simon & Schuster UK have just dropped their manuscript submission dates for their #DigitalOriginals programme on Twitter!   Head on over to their Twitter for more info.  (wonders if she can get a SciFi book written before October 15…) And before you submit – consider getting a copy edit from yours truly! I’ll even give you […]

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