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Copy Editing and Why You Need It
Copy Editing and Why You Need It

Everything you need to know about copy editing.

Bad Grammar: Six Common Mistakes
Bad Grammar: Six Common Mistakes

Scribendi.com's infographic explains that bad grammar happens to good people.

Self-Publishing May Be Easier Than You Think
Self-Publishing May Be Easier Than You Think

Scribendi.com's editors explain the self-publishing process in detail; it may be easier than you think.

Top 10 Quotes About Editing
Top 10 Quotes About Editing

Whether you love the editing process or struggle through it, these 10 editing quotes are sure to inspire!

Editing vs. Proofreading
Editing vs. Proofreading

Scribendi's infographic about the difference between editing and proofreading.

Ten Tips to Help You Avoid Telling Writing
Ten Tips to Help You Avoid Telling Writing

One of the most often quoted axioms is “Show, don’t tell.” The idea is to keep students from explaining the story, that is, to stop them from using telling writing and use showing writing instead. I have compiled ten tips that actually show you how to avoid telling writing.

Examples of Dedications
Examples of Dedications

You want the dedication to mean something, but how do you make it work? There are lots of options, from simple to complex and from formal to informal.

How to Write a Dedication
How to Write a Dedication

You have finally completed your novel, but now you have to decide who to dedicate your work to and which style of dedication is most appropriate. This article will help guide you through the process of writing a dedication.

Example of a Synopsis
Example of a Synopsis

The synopsis is written with the express purpose of enticing a potential agent/editor to accept your manuscript for representation or publication. For your synopsis to be effective, your writing needs to be concise, clearly organized, and evocative of both your target genre and your own unique voice. You are not only selling your manuscript but also selling yourself as a writer, so it’s important that your synopsis be free from grammatical and spelling errors.

What is Back Matter?
What is Back Matter?

Just as front matter is what you find at the beginning of a book, back matter, simply put, is what you find at the end of a book—the sections that appear after the central story has been completed. These sections of back matter are often supplementary in nature, and often inform the reader about some aspect of the book.

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