Tag Archives: grammar

Writer’s Resource: Editors

For authors considering self-publication, there are a lot of extra roles the author must fill that a traditional publisher provides.  Among them is editing.  Even if you are going the traditional publishing, route there is the debate of whether or not to use an editor before shopping for and agent or publisher.

SFWA provides a lengthy discussion on when to seek out an editor, what to look for in an editor, and what you will and won’t be getting when you hire an editor.   Even better, they provide a few links to well established editors.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly

Writer’s Resource: Writers.Com

Writers.Com

Writers.Com is another online writing community, not to be confused with last weeks Writing.Com.

Writers.Com offers online courses and a system to join a writing group. Everything is online so there are no set meeting times, it works around your schedule. It also offers links to tips and resources on publishing and grammar.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly

Writer’s Resource: Grammar

Grammar Handbook

Elements of Style

Today, I bring two sources for grammar.

The first is University of Illinois’ Center for Writing Studies online grammar handbook. The program is geared more towards non-creative writing, but there are some useful tips, and grammar is grammar.

The second is an online publication of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. If you have looked at any list of suggested readings for writers, this book is on it. It is made available, for free, through Bartleby.com which houses numerous literature and reference publications.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly