8 Ways Being Vegan Makes Me a Better Editor

I used to read about vegans and think, “Ugh, too pure. Too healthy. How can they forego yummy cheese, etc.?” It kind of made me hate them. Hopefully I won’t make you hate me with this post. I just want to share 8 ways that eating vegan (plus avoiding sugar, caffeine, gluten, and **almost** all… Read More

How a novel gets edited: The Developmental Edit 1

Ah, novels. They hold so much promise, don’t they? The cover and blurb draw us in, we pay a few bucks and dive in…. maybe there’s a table of contents with named chapters, maybe not. Maybe there’s a dedication: “To Billy Boo, faithful cat, damn that car…” it all draws us into a world created… Read More

Do you want to see how a novel gets edited?

It’s September, which is like January because school restarts and goals resurface saying, “Chucandoit!” As you may have noticed, I’m an editor plus an author. I’ve published three of my books this year alongside working with amazing clients around the world to edit or coach them on their books. I edit on an almost-daily basis and wanted to… Read More

Behind the Scenes look at Editing

The incredibly talented Ms. Janet Skeslien Charles featured me on her wonderful blog in an author interview and one of the things we talked about was the Friday night writing class we met at – over a decade ago in Paris at the British Institute. Four of the stories in Triumph started life in that class. Here’s… Read More