Words to live (and write, and edit) by:
"An author merely begins a book. A reader finishes it."
"Don’t tell me that the moon is shining; Show me the glint of light on broken glass."
-attributed to Anton Checkhov
“I have been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence…. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
Tag Archives: developmental editing
Hi friends, As the end of another NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) rapidly approaches and you’re sprinting for that 50,000-word finish line (go you!), we’d like to start the conversation on where that shiny, brand-spanking-new novelbaby of yours is headed … Continue reading
Freelance editors: Are you looking for projects to fill in the gaps? If so, we might be looking for you.
Hello there, friends! As many of you know, Sarah and Sylvia have been running Ex Libris together since early 2012 and freelanced separately before then. With a lot of hard work, support, and some good old-fashioned luck, we’ve grown our … Continue reading
Viva Scriva guest post: Are we there yet? How to know when your manuscript’s ready to submit, to whom, and why!
Hello friends, This last week, we had the pleasure of writing a guest post on the Viva Scriva blog. Viva Scriva is a Portland, Oregon-based critique group whose members are “…writers of picture books, middle grade, YA, textbooks, graphic novels, … Continue reading