Indie Authors: Self-Editing Before Getting Your Manuscript Edited

Editing is an important step to publishing, both indie and traditional. A book that is poorly edited can be a big turn off to readers. Bridget McKenna gives an example in her post, "Why I Didn't Keep Reading Your Book, Part 2": Your opening sentence demonstrated that you don’t know the difference between “number,” which …

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From Grammarly: Valentine’s Day and Online Dating

Grammarly always has fun holiday infographics. For Valentine's Day, they've teamed up with eHarmony to see how people's writing, based on their dating profiles, affected their chances of getting a date. Grammarly reviewed 10,000 eHarmony male/female matches generated by eHarmony’s matching algorithm. Fifty percent of the matches advanced to two-way communication, while the other 50 percent …

Guest Post: Proofreading Style and Grammar with Document Grader

By Patrick Roberts Patrick Roberts is the creator of Document Grader, a tool designed to grade writing on a deeper level than the average grammar checking program. Authors can easily use the tool to help with their work. Document Grader goes beyond finding superficial grammar or spelling mistakes, as most grammar checking tools already do.  Instead, the service …

So You Want to Write a Novel: Five Writing Mistakes, According to Grammarly

Grammarly, a platform that helps writers edit, has taken NaNoWriMo to a new level the past two years with its novel writing group @Grammowrimo. Last November, Grammarly worked with 500 writers to produce a 40,000 word novel. In addition to publishing a novel, they've compiled a list of the top five common writing mistakes. See their …