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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 76 – Joshua Essoe, Freelance Editor

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Live from his role as a Guest Instructor at Superstars Writing Seminars (TEACHING YOU THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER) in Colorado Springs, CO, KWL Director Mark Lefebvre interviews Joshua Essoe, freelance editor. Having met Joshua through networking (one of the recommended ways to find a good editor is by talking to other writers, which is what Mark did), and

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The Essential Proofreading Toolkit for Creative Writers

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by Gloria Kopp When writing creatively, it is important that the words flow well. But it is equally important that the words are correct. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are important parts of any written piece. You might find that if yours aren’t up to scratch, many readers or potential agents will switch off to your writing. Imagine your frustration. Your

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The Most Common Editing and Proofreading Mistakes That Writers Usually Make

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By Gloria Kopp In today’s marketplace, getting your work out there is often considered more crucial than checking it for errors first. As good as it feels to be the first with a new story, though, it’s embarrassing when readers pick up on the mistakes you made in your haste to get published. Here’s the most common errors writers make when

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The Power of Editing: How the Right Editor Helped One Author Find Her Voice, and Publish Her Book

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By Natasa Lekic, NY Book Editors Advice columnist K.T. Edwards started working on her first book in 2011. She wanted to write about her own experiences being unlucky in love. While she was comfortable writing about dating, she was less comfortable writing about herself. By working with a professional editor she was able to overcome that hurdle, and turn her

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