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NEED WRITING TIPS?

Of course you do! Everyone can benefit from helpful writing tips, whether you’re an emerging author or veteran novelist! Get expert advice from a book editor, ghostwriter, blogger and content developer with decades of experience. I’ve worked with many authors, many genres and many publications, and became an gatherer of tips, myself! I love sharing information and welcome your comments. I’ll keep adding nuggets of wisdom to help clients and potential clients well into the future. Perhaps you’d like to share some, yourself! These writing tips are inspired by questions from the authors who trust me with their manuscripts, as well as the magazine assignments I chase. Got questions? Ask me and I’ll do my best to answer.

Biography Ghostwriter

I gained a lot of expertise as a biography ghostwriter (and autobiography and memoir ghostwriter as well) while working as a journalist. In a field of multiple subjects and assignments, I often found a topic to explore and pitched the […]

Ghostwriting Journalist

As an English major with graduate coursework in digital media, I write books, edit books, and take magazine assignments at times. Take a look at one of my favorite articles published in American Cowboy, a national magazine. You might wonder, […]

About Ghostwriting

I’ve had several inquiries recently about ghostwriting and what it involves. I point prospective authors to the pages and posts on my website, filled with a glorious amount of information! I’m the ghostwriter… YOU are the author. It’s your story, […]

Science Book Editor

Whether working on medical, environmental, technical, or academic manuscripts, a science book editor needs ongoing training in these disciplines. For this reason, I recently joined the Council of Science Editors (CSE), “a dynamic community of editorial professionals dedicated to the […]

AMA Book Editor

As an AMA book editor (a rarity), I enjoy working within the editing guidelines of the American Medical Association Manual of Style. While most books — fiction and nonfiction — are written according to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines, there […]

APA Book Editor

As an APA book editor (a rarity), I’m fascinated with style guides. I recently blogged about using the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) and the Modern Language Association (MLA) guides in literary works. While APA (the official style of the […]

MLA Book Editor

As an MLA book editor, I’m aware that the Modern Language Association (MLA) style is probably the guide most familiar to us. It’s what we grew up learning as kids — remember those English and language arts classes of your […]

Index Editor

As an index editor of manuscripts, I create your index — a source of information that helps readers find specific names or subjects in your text. Instead of constantly flipping through your book to find these names and subjects, the […]

Footnote Book Editor

I previously blogged on the use of endnotes, and am following up with a post as a footnote book editor as well. There is definitely a distinction between footnotes and endnotes, explained below. What is a Footnote? A footnote (in […]