September 24 is National Punctuation Day! Only writer and editor types even care about such a thing. But since that’s me—and a lot of my followers—I figured it might be fun to “celebrate” with a little quiz to see how well you know the industry-standard punctuation rules.
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I am excited to announce the launch of The PEN Institute, a new entity of the Christian Editor Network LLC. The PEN Institute started in 2004 as a part of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, which began when I had a vision to create a community for Christian editors. Education has always been […]
I am thrilled to announce the launch of Christian Editor Network LLC. More than a year of planning has gone into this new business, and I am excited to see what God does with it. The Christian Editor Network LLC will be run by three business partners: myself, Jenne Acevedo (director of The Christian PEN: […]
Have you heard? The Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference has a new director. And it’s me! I have loved this conference since I first attended in 1998, when Steve Laube encouraged me by telling me my writing was good. After attending four more years, and continuing to improve my craft (and in the meantime starting […]
A warm welcome to my guest blogger, Aaron D. Gansky, author of The Bargain, The Blood Sword: A Hand of Adonai, Firsts in Fiction, and Write to be Heard.
When I heard that Zondervan was coming out with a 4th edition of The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, I preordered it immediately. Since a portion of my Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors references the CWMS, I wanted to make sure I got my copy as soon as possible. So I ordered the 4th edition […]
I just discovered some new terms I’d never heard before! Mondegreen and eggcorn. Sounds like the title of a sitcom, right? But according to Grammarist.com, mondegreens are misheard versions of phrases, sayings, lyrics, poetic phrases, or slogans. Eggcorn refers to misheard words or phrases that retain their original meaning. Grammarist.com has a page (http://grammarist.com/mondegreens/) […]
“You can do this, honey. I know it’s scary because you’ve never done it before. But I’ll be right there with you. I promise.” As parents, we often encourage our children to try new things. After all, you never know what they might be good at or really enjoy doing if they never try. Our […]