Crystal Nevin

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  • Business
  • Copyediting
  • Editing
  • Fantasy
  • Proofreading
  • Punctuation
  • Self-editing
  • Track Changes
  • Writing
All
  • All
  • Business
  • Copyediting
  • Editing
  • Fantasy
  • Proofreading
  • Punctuation
  • Self-editing
  • Track Changes
  • Writing

What to Do Right, Lesson 3

Welcome back to my analysis of the beginning of Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive series, from an editor’s perspective. In Lesson 1, I covered the opening text, which is critical to draw in the reader. In Lesson 2, I discussed creating a balance …

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What to Do Right, Lesson 2

Welcome back to my analysis of the beginning of Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive series, from an editor’s perspective. My goal with this analysis is to show how first chapters are done well and why they’re good. In Lesson 1, I covered the …

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What to Do Right, Lesson 1

With the re-launch of my website to focus on Fantasy and Sci-Fi, which are my passions, I’ve also decided to re-focus my blog. My plan is to take a published book and analyze the beginning of it from an editor’s perspective. Most books struggle in the beginning chapters, particularly after …

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Punctuating Dialogue

Punctuating dialogue can be tricky. The rules aren’t consistent for each type of sentence, so that adds to the confusion. Use this guide to help you learn the basics of punctuating your dialogue. Dialogue Statements Dialogue tags are used to help clue in the reader on who is speaking and …

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Line Editing

Line editing isn’t as well known as other types of editing. Here I’ll discuss what’s involved with line editing and estimates on how much it costs to have a line edit performed. What Is Line Editing? Line editing is a review of the rhythm and flow of a manuscript. In …

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Break Between Work

When you have time in between jobs, it can be pretty stressful. Money isn’t coming in, and you may feel some anxiety about not being busy. Of course you can spend the time marketing for other jobs, but there are some other options for how you can spend your time …

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