And 5 things to expect from your copyeditor After completing the revisions your developmental editor suggested and maybe made tweaks from your critique partners suggestions, it's time for a copy edit. Whether traditionally publishing or self-publishing, the process is similar. If you aren’t sure of the differences between editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders, see my refresher. … Continue reading Finding the Right Copyeditor for Your Fantasy or Sci-Fi Novel
By Cynthia Ward and Nisi Shawl Publication Date: November 1, 2011 No one intends to be 'that person' who writes a story with an element offensive to a marginalized group. But it happens. Many people with the ability to have a story published have written from a position of privilege in some form. That privilege … Continue reading Craft Book Recommendation: Writing the Other
When you've finished a piece of fiction, or think you're close, you can still make it better. The process starts with sharing it. The question is, how to share it? Should you post it online on your blog or a site like Wattpad? Should you share it with an editor? Should you ask for a Beta … Continue reading Do You Need A Beta Reading or a Critique? What’s the Difference?
I hear the question each time I tell someone what I do. “What’s a copyeditor? Is that the same as a proofreader?” Sometimes the person asks me to review the structure of their novel. Here’s the difference between editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders: Editor - In this context, the editor is the one who helps with … Continue reading The Difference Between Copyeditors, Proofreaders, and Editors: A Short Refresher
Today, Epos is offering copyediting specific to fantasy and speculative fiction. A copyeditor of fantasy and speculative fiction has to perform all the work any fiction copyeditor must do. The editor must also understand fantastic concepts, terms, and speculative science logic. They must track consistency with fictional worlds, invented names, and invented terminology. Learn more … Continue reading Copyediting for Fantasy and Speculative Fiction