More than Writing

In addition to writing, I edit for other indie (self-publishing and small press) authors. So I’ll also be talking about editing things, writing things, tips for other writers, and stuff across both spectrums! A few words on the editing thing to get us kicked off…

Sometimes, I think that being an editor is not like most other jobs. The digital age has at least cut down on fingers soaked in red ink and looking bloodied, but the feeling is pretty much the same! You’ll never look at any words the same again. Hell, you’ll want to correct people when they speak. Everyone in the world is suddenly going around with speech bubbles over their heads, and you have to restrain yourself in the supermarket from tackling your husband and scribbling corrections over his head…

Or…maybe that’s just me. Either way.

You’ll correct subtitles on the television, and wonder how books were released from Random House with so many typos.

I can at least rest easy knowing that my work can help other writers make their books ready for the world, and I’ll try to offer insight that will help the book before it gets to me and then make things easier for me too. From time to time, I’ll even share some funny stories and typos I’ve caught. (You’d be surprised how funny the job can be at times!)

So, grab your red pen and edit life along with me from time to time.