Are You Dying or Dieing?

Dieing: an imaginary word often used to represent the word, “dying” or worse, “dyeing”. The only time it’s a real word is when a machinist or die maker uses it. Want to know what a die maker is? Start here. Dyeing: to add color or change the color of something. Dying: to be on the…

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…

Money Matters: How Much Should a Proofreader/Editor get Paid?

It was awkward the first time someone asked me how much I charged for my services. In the beginning, it hadn’t occurred to me that this question would even come up and as a result, I completely lowballed myself. I ended up practically doing the job for free. There’s going to be a disparity between what…