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Month: May 2016

Indexing: Construct a Topic Tree

Aubrey Otero

by Aubrey Otero Copy Editor, Developmental Editor, Ghostwriter, Writing Mentor, Memoir Writer Book-Editing.com, Editing-Writing.com Indexing is not for the faint of heart. It requires superb mental organizational skills, and an ability to discern the big picture while sorting out the minutiae. Without proper organization, you might go mad. Especially with academic books, organizing topics can …

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Build A Scaffold for the Index

Aubrey Otero

by Aubrey Otero Copy Editor, Developmental Editor, Ghostwriter, Writing Mentor, Memoir Writer Book-Editing.com, Editing-Writing.com An indexer must be able to grasp the themes of the book, as well as the subthemes, a task more easily stated than accomplished. Especially in academic books, the themes and subthemes can be interwoven until they are almost impossible to …

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Indexing: Job Security Because a Computer Can’t Do It

Aubrey Otero

by Aubrey Otero Copy Editor, Developmental Editor, Ghostwriter, Writing Mentor, Memoir Writer Book-Editing.com, Editing-Writing.com Indexers have job security. For the time being, anyway, and likely for some time to come. Computers can’t “think” well enough to do an index yet, so robots aren’t going to replace us any time soon. Many years ago, with the …

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How to Write Dialogue: The Mistake of Being too Grammatically Correct

by Ana Howard, editor Mastering the art of writing dialogue that is compelling, reveals character, and sounds real is a “must” for new authors. The dialogue in your novel can make or break your chances with agents, publishers and readers. Clever and credible dialogue could be the one thing that makes your book rise above. In …

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The Journey to a PhD

There are people who crave knowledge beyond the ranks of a master’s degree and want to continue on to earn their PhD. These knowledge seekers study, research, and work their course work vigorously to be able to hold the title Dr. Here in this article we will briefly describe the many hurdles and work that …

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Three Academic Writing Styles

When you get to college one of the most important skills necessary to have is to be able to properly write an academic paper. This skill encompasses many different techniques to produce papers that explain or display your knowledge in a certain subject of study. If you go in to the university system with this …

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Genre Fiction: Just Like Literature, Only Popular

Alan Jeffries

by Alan Jeffries, Professional Editor – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult Adventure The balancing act between Expectation and Art is the crux of the so-called Genre Paradox: how to conform to “category requirements” while providing fresh and compelling entertainment. Being both “old” and “new” at the same time is tricky; it’s more than just …

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