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Susan Uttendorfsky
Works at Adirondack Editing
Attended Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School
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If you've ever wanted to use song lyrics in your book, you NEED to read this post!  :)
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Excellent work Susan. I highly recommend you to other people. I Love your G+ page.
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Want to polish your MS without spending a dime?  Follow my weekly blog series on The Story Reading Ape's blog!
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Guest posting today on Karen Aminadra's blog!  I've edited three of her books so far, so she apparently values the work I do!  :)
Why do you need a copy editor?   by Susan Uttendorfsky of Adirondack Editing   Karen invited me to answer this question on her blog. This is my humble opinion, but since copy editing is also my bus...
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I'm very proud of you!  I didn't realize it'd only been a year that you've been writing!  Your books reflect a much more mature writer than the time span actually encompasses.  :)
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Wow!  Thank you! :-D
It's been a little over a year to be honest, but the realisation hit me due to RDs release tomorrow. x
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I was lucky enough to edit this book!  Excellent cover!
I’m so excited to reveal the new cover for The Uncanny Life Of Polly Out Friday 28th June   This adorable cover was designed by the super-fantastic Miranda Stork!  It’s a contemporary comedy, and one writers especial...
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Blushes and bats eyelids xxx
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Character Name Consistency

A book I edited had a main character with a name of, say, Paul Charleston, who was a vice president of marketing.  Within the first fifty pages, the author had referred to this one character by:

Paul
Paulie
Paulie-Wallie
Mr. Charleston
Paulie C.
Mr. C.
Mr. VP
Mr. Veep
the vice president
the veep
Mr. Marketing

…and probably ten others that I haven’t remembered.  Every time the author used a new name, I thought it was a new character!  And I was keeping track of all these “new” characters on a style sheet – imagine how confused a simple reader would have been.  In addition, should the author have decided midway to change this character’s name, it would have been impossible to change them all with a simple Find/Replace operation.  The risk of missing one – or more than one – was very high.

How do you balance name and character familiarity and possible redundancy against poetic license?
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So many authors have asked me to offer stand-alone MS evaluation services that I've now figured out the pricing structure. 

You can find more information on my Non-Editing Services page!  http://www.adirondackediting.com/for-authors/non-editing-services
Adirondack Editing offers thirty years of experience in writing and editing. This service is secure and confidential! Minimum charges and student discounts apply. Free sample edit.
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I'm thrilled to be writing this series on Chris Graham's blog!  Please join us for great self-editing  and writing tips!
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How can you improve your writing skills if you don't know what your weaknesses are?  A Manuscript Extraction will tell you, and comes with an instruction document that teaches you why these common errors made by authors constitute poor writing and teaches you how to fix them!
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I really love this new cover!  :)
I'm so excited about the release of Relative Deceit!!  OUT 30th August. A crime thriller with a touch of romance...but is it all as it seems? Available to preorder NOW through Moon Rose Publishing!!
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It's fab! :D
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What an interesting idea!  You did a good bit of research and gave this book a fresh, new direction.  It sounds wonderful!  What a great imagination you have.  :)
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Thank you, Susan!  With everything that's going on, this book is slower to write, but that's good because the little grey cells have more time to think ;-)
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Thanks for posting the video!  I wish I had time to watch the whole thing - it looks marvelous.  Boo hoo!
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Yes, it is a little long.  But, let's hope that BBC America show it soon, so you can sit down and watch it in comfort :-)
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Freelance copy editor
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Editing, manuscript evaluation, VBA computer programming
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  • Adirondack Editing
    Owner / Copy Editor, 2003 - present
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Owner of Adirondack Editing, an affordable and professional copy editing and proofreading service.
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  • Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School
    1982
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