Dealing with Editors
8 Ways to Defend Yourself from Writing Coach Scams
Industry experts and legitimate writing coaches provide advice on how to spot writing coach scams and shield yourself accordingly.
The Editor Behind the Curtain: Inside the Publishing Process
For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. Alex Field shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Editors (According to Novelists)
A healthy relationship between editor and novelist can send your story to heavenly heights, but a poor partnership deserves its own special circle of hell. Longtime writer-editor duo Steven James and Pam Johnson discuss where editors go astray.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Novelists (According to Editors)
A healthy relationship between novelist and editor can send your story to heavenly heights, but a poor partnership deserves its own special circle of hell. Longtime writer-editor duo Steven James and Pam Johnson discuss where novelists go astray.
When Should You Hire an Editor? 3 Professional Editors Weigh In
Want to write the best possible book? You need an editor. They are critical for making your writing “tight” and immersive. But before you do, you need to understand when to hire an editor.
13 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Sign That Book Contract or Take That Freelance Writing Job
In a competitive industry, it’s easy to feel like publishers hold all the power. But the truth is they need good content—and writers have a right to not be fleeced. Here are some situations when the best option just might be to walk away from that book contract or that freelance writing job.
The Problem with Sensitivity Readers Isn't What You Think It Is
What are sensitivity readers and what do they do for writers? As major media outlets raise the question of whether sensitivity readers represent censorship, Anna Hecker offers her experience working with one.