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Averill Buchanan
Freelance editor & proofreader
Freelance editor & proofreader
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"We chug caffeine to keep ourselves going when we are tired. We multi-task to maximize our efficiency. We look for shortcuts. We aim for more more more, because more is better, never mind what we can healthily sustain.

This is no way to live, and it is especially no way to write."

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A lovely post about the author-editor relationship.

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A lovely little short about editing

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So what would you do if your editor, partway through a project, suggested you take back the manuscript, perform a thorough revision, and resubmit it? An excellent post of relevance to editors and authors alike.

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"Authors range from hypersensitive to Teflon when it comes to being edited..." Dr Freelance has some great advice about editing with empathy.

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Rhythm isn't just for poets; and fiction writers can learn a lot from copywriters.

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Writing is thought put to page, which makes all of us writers — even if we can't spin beautiful prose. This post looks at some of the research on how beneficial writing can be for the mind.

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Jane Friedman looks at the different reasons for opting to self-publish in pursuit of a traditional publishing deal.

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The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) has developed a new guide to help writers navigate the minefield that is copyright in the 21st century.

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Check your to do list. See that one item that’s been there for weeks? Before you beat yourself up about it, ask yourself the question: Do I really need to do this?
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