The Chronicles

What You Need to Know Before You Self-Publish Your Novel

I wonder if the following scenario sounds familiar. You know a writer who has self-published several books. They bashed them out at a dizzying speed. You’ve seen their writing – extracts they post on Facebook or their blog. It’s always [...]

By | 2017-08-22T18:48:26+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Publishing|0 Comments

How to Write a Query Letter – Everything You Need to Know

If you're an author of fiction and want to follow the traditional route to publication, you’re going to need a literary agent. A query letter (also known as a pitch letter or cover letter) is one of three things you [...]

By | 2017-09-05T12:31:54+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

Website Copy Tips for Editorial Business Owners

Even though we work with words, why is it so difficult to nail the copy on our websites? As editorial business owners, it’s literally our job to help others write with precision and clarity … but writing for ourselves is [...]

By | 2017-09-05T12:32:45+00:00 August 1st, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

What You Need to Know Before You Judge Self-Publishing Authors

Not so long ago, there weren’t many resources available that would enable an author to self-publish their writing. As the technology emerged, so did a stigma. It was thought that you only self-published if your book wasn’t good enough to [...]

By | 2017-09-05T12:33:24+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Publishing|7 Comments

5 Reasons You SHOULDN’T Offer Developmental Fiction Editing

So, you’re an editorial professional who’s decided you’d like to dip your toe into developmental fiction editing. (See: What is Developmental Editing?) It sounds like a fun and rewarding service to be able to offer your clients, right? But you’re [...]

By | 2017-09-05T12:34:44+00:00 June 20th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

How to Deal with Clients Who Won’t Pay What Your Service is Worth

I'm sure you've been in this situation before. You're in conversation with a potential client, but when you start talking about fees it quickly becomes apparent that they don't want to pay (or they don't have the budget for) what your service is worth. Where [...]

By | 2017-09-05T12:34:51+00:00 June 13th, 2017|The Business of Editing|3 Comments