The Wonderful PDF Lady

by Kim Pearson on October 9, 2012

Copyediting means trying to catch and fix all the errors in a manuscript. It is a tedious job, and not one for perfectionists, because perfect does not exist. If you’ve been writing or working on a manuscript for a while, those small and pesky errors, such as “I’m got an idea” instead of “I’ve got […]


Importance of Proofreaders and Proofreading

by Jan King on October 8, 2012

This week, I will be introducing Susan to Lauren Hidden who will be proofreading her book before it goes to the interior designer. Sometimes it seems that we’ve read our own manuscripts so many times that we just assume we must have caught all the mistakes.  Unfortunately reading our manuscripts multiple times means we are […]


Benefits of Team Support for the Author

by Susan K. Younger on October 1, 2012

Having the team support me during the process of self publishing with their assistance has been freeing and exciting. I’ve worked with teams before when I was within a corporation and in a design firms, but for the last 12 years, I’ve been an independent contractor working alone. Writing for the last few years has […]


What An Editor Looks at First

by Kim Pearson on August 6, 2012

What I like most about editing is finding the creative, exciting, and beautiful ideas and stories that are trapped in word thickets. I like setting them free so they can be appreciated by others. I’m a story junkie, so a manuscript like Susan Younger’s which is stuffed with great stories, is a wonderful gift. I […]