Every manuscript needs editing.
My top five blog list for this December features editors. But only one of them is only an editor. The other four are also authors and some of them are speakers.
While I have no compunction about recommending them for their expertise on matters of editing, I would do you a disservice if I didn’t also mention the overall nature of their blogs.
5 Editing Blogs Every Writer Should Read
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C. S. Lakin is both an author and an editor. She provides help for all stages of the writing process, including helping writers develop craft from an editor’s point of view. In addition to tips on writing, she provides editing services, crit services, and other resources.
Lakin is a novelist, a copyeditor, a writing coach, a mom, a backpacker, and a whole bunch of other things. She teaches workshops on the writing craft at writers’ conferences and retreats.
Nadine is first and foremost an author. She writes dystopian, post-apocalyptic novels. But she also provides editing services that “are geared toward instructing authors.” She doesn’t just help authors refine their manuscripts; she helps them develop their craft.
The overall tone is adventure. Yep. You read right. Nadine writes novels with an adventurous tone and she lives life the same way. And she shares some of those adventures on her blog.
Another author and editor, Rachel has published novels, short stories, and fiction. She is able to edit from those points of reference and at all levels from basic proofreading to substantive editing, which is her specialty.
She is a published author (indie), as well as an editor. She also is a singer, speaker, Bible study teacher and world traveler. Her blog reflects all of these interests and so does her editing.
As you might guess, this is the blog is that is dedicated to editing. Beth Hill began the blog with the goal of getting writing and editing information into the hands of writers. She posts on a variety of topics from punctuation to formatting a manuscript. She’s also written books on the subject.
If you’re looking for a good, all-around blog about writing and editing, take a look at this one.
I’ve read this blog for some time as a means of improving my writing craft. But they also feature regular articles on editing. It’s one of the best all around blogs for writers that I’ve found, with regular contributions by a variety of authors.
Reading this blog is a lot like attending school—only more fun. Each post concludes with a writing exercise. It’s all about writing with enough seasoning of personal illustrations to make readers feel comfortable submitting their assignments. If they want to.