The Chronicles

Client Interview: JS Hollis on Deciding to Self-Publish

A few weeks ago, an email dropped into my inbox. It was a past client, letting me know the manuscript I had line and copy-edited for him around eighteen months ago was now a fully published novel. It's always exciting [...]

By | 2018-10-22T10:22:38+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Novel Editing, Publishing|0 Comments

How Many Submissions Do Literary Agents Receive?

If you want to be a published author, you have two main options. You can either self-publish or you can work with a traditional publishing house. Most publishing houses don’t consider unsolicited manuscripts for publication. Instead, they’ll let literary agents [...]

By | 2018-08-29T12:45:02+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Publishing|0 Comments

Do You Need to Understand Copy-Editing And Proofreading to Offer Developmental Editing?

In a nutshell … nope! Developmental editing is very different to copy-editing and proofreading. Developmental editors help authors shape their stories (addressing things like concept, plot and structure, pacing and character development; and stylistic and technical execution, such a deciding on [...]

By | 2018-08-29T09:38:28+00:00 August 29th, 2018|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Should I Ask for Feedback on My Novel While I’m Still Writing It?

Asking for feedback while writing is a tricky thing. Because it takes so long to write a novel, it makes sense that you’d crave some positive feedback to inspire you to keep going. After all, when you’re starting to doubt [...]

By | 2018-07-18T12:54:39+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Novel Writing|3 Comments