Developmental editor and owner of Booklight Editorial Carly Hayward describes RevPit, an annual online event that offers writers the chance to win feedback on their queries and pages.
Somewhere in an empty office sits an empty chair. This chair was filled once, was party to a purpose only one person could realize. Like many of us, this person was a writer, but to so many, she was much, much more. An inspiration. A community leader. A mother. A wife. This writer was one… Continue reading A Death Unlike Any Other
Based on feedback from the community and in keeping with my goal of making my writing coach services as accessible as possible, I'm proud to now offer gift cards through my online shop! What are these gift cards? What are they for? These gift cards allow writers' family members and friends to make it even… Continue reading Now Available: Editing and Writescast Academy Gift Cards!
As writers, it can be difficult to know which editor will be the best fit for our work, let alone whether any given editor will be worth what they charge. That's why I've decided to make it even easier to decide whether I'm the right editor for you. I'm now offering free ten-page critiques to… Continue reading Now Offering Ten Page Editing Samples!
Author Damian Serbu talks self-revisions: when it's time to tackle them, when it's time to set them aside, and when it's time to seek the help of an editor.
As a way to say thank you to the RevPit community, I'm proud to offer the following editing discounts to any RevPit participant who books these services on or before April 24th, 2019. Query and First Five Pages Take $10 off this package Includes two passes at query, one pass at first five pages First Fifty Pages Take $10… Continue reading RevPit Editing Discounts!
It's been... an interesting weekend. My in-laws invited my wife and I to visit, but I elected to stay home to make a sizable dent in my revisions for Event Horizon, the third book in my EMPATHY series. With the place to myself (aside from my cats), I figured I'd have no problem doing all the… Continue reading On Progress, Goals, and Control
Since formally launching my editing services, it's been my pleasure to help dozens of writers hone their craft and build their confidence. As my client list has expanded, so has my knowledge and insight into how to best help writers achieve their goals for their manuscripts. These factors---coupled with a sharpening of my own approach… Continue reading Reserve Editing Services Now: 2019 Pricing Cometh!
This week I received my editor’s notes for EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn, which has given me an opportunity to immerse myself in this particular installment of the story for the first time in months. Since the arrival of my editor’s input, I’ve been hard at work to implement her suggested changes, as well as a number of… Continue reading The Edits Are In!
Last Friday, I completed the copyedits for Accounting for it All, which is good news since the book is now out in less than a month! This round of edits was especially grueling, both because copyedits require a sharp look at the text itself, and also because of the timeline on which they had to be… Continue reading Bro, Do You Even Copyedit?