Copy Editing: Shining the Diamond in the Rough

Why do you need a copy editor? Because you want the best story possible. You want to focus on the story and let someone else focus on the rest. That’s what a copy editor is for. Every good author needs an extra set of eyes, to catch what they may have missed. Someone...

Proofreading: Catching the Last Tiny Mistakes

Why should you use a proofreader?So your manuscript has been copy edited and you think it’s ready for publishing. You’ve read it and re-read it, and it looks “okay” to you. Unfortunately, it still has errors that your spell-checking software may have missed. This is...

The Great Deodorant Experiment

This post is not about writing, editing, publishing, or book marketing. This is just me, a consumer, letting people know about my experiment with deodorant.***There comes a time when products that you’ve been faithful to for…forever are no longer faithful...
Greystone Valley by Charlie Brooks

Greystone Valley by Charlie Brooks

As you’ve probably figured out by this point, I’m not only a member of several active book clubs, but also of many professional author/author assistant/publisher groups. And that’s how I find many, if not all of my books.This time, a publisher asked...

Tori Barron

Tori Barron is 20 years old and an aspiring writer. She found her passion and love for writing when she was about 11 years old. She has had several jobs in the past, such as a recruit in the Military and a waitress in a small restaurant, but with Adriel’s help,...

Tricia Preston

Tricia Preston is 40 years old and mother to Tori. As a child she aspired to be a copy editor, until life got in the way and she had to make other plans. For the past 20+ years she has been working in various industries as an Administrative Assistant and Accounting...

Appearances

Adriel has been interviewed on multiple podcasts and websites. She has also presented at author conferences. You can find a list of appearances below.Podcasts:Ask Win PodcastGeek Questioner Podcast (Adriel is an occasional co-host for this podcast, so she conducts...

On Continuity

I originally wrote this as a chapter in Mike Reeves-McMillan’s The Well-Presented Manuscript. I highly suggest you read the entire thing, which has much more meat than I provide here. I remember the day I knew what kind of editor I wanted to be. Sure, I knew how...
2018s Top Reads

2018s Top Reads

For 2018, I set myself a goal: 365 books (It’s not unheard of for me to read more than this in a year), 52 reviews, 52 author interviews. As with all well-laid schemes, they gang agley.I did read 343 books. Of those, 270 got five out of five stars from me, four...

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