Proofreader vs. Editor

The basics: A proofreader will examine while an editor will make direct and deliberate changes to your text. A proofreader will make marks because something is wrong with the punctuations used, grammar, and typos were found. An editor will do that and also make marks because the text can be written/communicated better.  A proofreader won’t tell you that…

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Dear English Major

Recently,  I was asked what advice I could provide for prospective graduating English majors. If you pick up a brochure from a university in Connecticut, you may see that I am the first name listed there. Though I wanted to be helpful, this subject always brings up mixed feelings for me. This subject brings on a…

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The Business of the Business Card

Not much has changed with how useful business cards can be. At this rate, they’ll probably always be relevant. Let me explain. Business cards have been around since the 17th century! Back then, members of polite society were expected to carry these pocket-sized introductory cards to announce their arrival. You’d show up to someone’s door and place your…

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Goodreads

Did you know that Goodreads conducts fun reading challenges every year? This year over a million people have chosen to take the challenge with an average of almost 50 books per participant. It’s not too late to join the race though 2016 is quickly coming and going. I joined super late but I’m going to…

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Beta Readers: Why You Need Them

What’s a beta reader?  Someone who agrees to read your book to offer feedback, much like a professor does with papers before students submit them for grades. A beta reader works a lot like a manuscript consultant because they read the manuscript and talk to the author about their work without making hard edits the…

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Scholarship Matters

Getting scholarships to fund your education is a lot harder than everyone lets on! When your time comes to start looking, scholarships are what people will tell you to go out and get. What they forget to mention is that getting a scholarship is a lot like winning a pageant and exactly like winning a…

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Curious to Know How Much Authors are Actually Earning per Publishing Platform?

I was, too. Check out these reports on AuthorEarnings.com. This website offers interesting data on who’s making money in the publishing industry if you haven’t learned this bit of information yet.  According to reports published on this site, Indie published e-book sales are doing a lot better than traditional publishers.  Surprise, surprise. Indie publishers are…

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