While the world of publishing has opened up, thanks to POD and e-readers, bad writing has not gone away. If anything, it’s gotten worse. Even good writers fall prey to the “Hurry and Deliver” mentality – and may skip the most important part: editing.

As an editor and writing coach, one of my pet peeves is when someone writes that a character “nodded his head” or “shrugged her shoulders.” I find this even in best-selling novels and it makes me cringe every time. An …

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Some people must believe that no one reads their packaging – or else they’d hire a professional editor before they printed their labels. I am happy to report that I am no longer eating vegans. It’s nice that products such …

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