Thursday, October 23, 2014

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Editing...

How did I get so lucky to combine my passions into a job? I pinch myself every day. I am a women's fiction author, but I am also a professional editor who owns Perfect Pen Communications. I have been able to edit manuscripts for clients all over the world, and I'm so flattered to have been asked to be one of the editors-in-residence for today's post on editing at Chick Lit Chat HQ.

If you haven't heard of this Facebook group, it is a members-only (you can join by visiting the page on Facebook) cooperative of authors, readers, and bloggers, which began as an off-shoot of the popular Thursday night Twitter chat, #ChickLitChat, which is held between 8 and 9 p.m.

Editor Chrissy Wolfe, the incredible blogger and reviewer of Every Free Chance Books, will be on Twitter during this Thursday's chat so follow the hashtag and lurk or ask any burning editing questions you might have.

I often team edit with the incomparable Francine LaSala, and along with me and Chrissy, she will also be popping in and out on Thursday's Chick Lit Chat HQ Facebook group to answer questions.

Questions such as how to find an editor, how much it will cost, what credentials an editor should have, and so much more will be answered. Choosing the right editor can be daunting, and we hope to make the process a little easier.

So, swing by the Facebook group today, the Twitter chat (#ChickLitChat) tonight, and/or read the posts and tweets at your leisure.



    Sorry to leave this in the comments - I couldn't find your email. But I'm going to check out the FB group. Right now my husband does all my editing (and he's good at it), but once I get to work on a manuscript, I'm going to have to hire some one. I have lots of questions. Can you help with content, as well? I want to work all my road trips into a memoir and not sure the past way to approach it.

    1. I still can't get to that page, and I don't know why. I am so sorry. I can absolutely help with content and having read your Huff Post pieces, I know what a talented writer you are. You are very good at raw emotion and vivid imagery. My email is on my business website so feel free to get in touch anytime.

  2. Sam, this looks like a great discussion. As you know, I was offline last week but am going through the archives of that hashtag to take a peek at the discussion. Thanks for sharing your valuable insights with all of us!

  3. Ditto, I was offline too, but will make every effort to catch up. Or maybe you'd consider some top tips as a future blog post?