You asked for it, now you've received it—and you have feelings. Receiving criticism is one of the most difficult things we do as writers. No one teaches us how to manage the emotions that come with it. Yet, we know our work isn't perfect. Even when we've edited and revised and honed until there's nothing … Continue reading Receiving Criticism
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