An Interview with a Hawaii-Based Publisher’s Editor-in-Chief, David Shinsato

 Q: Let’s start off light. So, what’s the funniest thing that has happened to you? A: Funniest thing that happened to me… Well, this wasn’t exactly funny for me at the time, but other people sure found it funny when I told them. It’s probably the most embarrassed I’ve ever been in public.  While I was studying abroad in Okinawa, I won a $50 trip … Continue reading An Interview with a Hawaii-Based Publisher’s Editor-in-Chief, David Shinsato

Why you Should NaNoWriMo This November

NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) is a quirky 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that initiates a monthlong writing challenge in a fun way! Yes, you read that right: write a novel in 30 days! It’s not impossible and what do you have to lose?   Taking the NaNoWriMo challenge means that a writer has pledged, along with thousands of other writers all over the world, to … Continue reading Why you Should NaNoWriMo This November

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 your time is actually worth and what someone thinks your … Continue reading Money Matters: How Much Should a Proofreader/Editor get Paid?