Cheap and Fast is Never a Good Sign: How to avoid crummy freelance editors

*This is a post I wrote for my LinkedIn followers, but I thought with so many good writers here on WordPress that this would be knowledge worth sharing so that you don't get screwed over on your first try at self-publishing. The Danger of Cheap and Fast Today I was approached to take on a … Continue reading Cheap and Fast is Never a Good Sign: How to avoid crummy freelance editors

How to be a Good Editor: The Challenges of Editing

Editing is a great way for writers to make money using their natural skills. If you are a good writer, you are a heavy reader, and heavy readers can detect problems in writing quickly and naturally. However, good editing isn't just about reading material and making changes on those gut feeling and opinions. A good … Continue reading How to be a Good Editor: The Challenges of Editing

Step 1: Land an Internship…or Several

To make money writing or editing, you have prove that you can actually do it. Listing how many manuscripts, short stories, essays, and articles you've written on your resume doesn't prove you're any good if they're all as-of-yet unpublished. But being unpublished doesn't mean you aren't good. It's a rather vicious cycle. Senior year of … Continue reading Step 1: Land an Internship…or Several