I just found out that The Chicago Manual of Style is coming out with a new edition in September. Here are just a few changes in the 17th edition: E-mail will become email (no hyphen). Internet will become internet (lowercased). The chapter on grammar and usage will contain more than thirty new sections on syntax. The […]
A warm welcome to my guest blogger, Jenne Acevedo, freelance editor, writer, and speaker. Jenne is the director of PENCON, and I’m thrilled to have her here to tell you all about it! — Are you considering a career in editing? Maybe you’ve been editing for a while and are needing fellowship with other […]
While proofreading a manuscript (mine or someone else’s), I often have to stop and think about whether a word should be capitalized or not. I get out my in-print dictionary or style guide, or go to my online subscription or CD-ROM. And after spending a while researching the various resources (not all of which agree), […]
If you’ve never attended the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference but always wanted to go, I have exciting news for you! Mount Hermon is running a First-Timers Contest for the 2017 conference. Ten winners will each receive a full scholarship, including economy lodging and conference meals. There is NO FEE to enter this contest. It is open […]
The Orange County Christian Writers’ Conference in Southern California has a new director: me! I’ve been part of this conference since it started almost thirty years ago. I’ve been on the faculty every year, and I’ve been on the board of directors since its inception a couple of years ago, when Antonio Crawford took over […]
Last May, I celebrated the release of my new book, Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, with a cyber party. Some of the multi-published authors featured in the book were online for the event. During the party, I debuted my new website, Secrets of Best-Selling Authors. Let me give you a “tour” of this new site.
Because I believe in the power, impact, and influence of Christian writers’ conferences, and the Mount Hermon conference in particular, I am holding a contest again this year in which the prize is a full scholarship to the 2015 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference (an $897 value!). There is NO FEE to enter this […]
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, The Christian PEN hosted its first annual Editor Convention, “Keys to Successful Freelance Editing,” in April 2014. For the next few weeks, I want to share some of the information from the workshops. But first, let’s look at some of the photos from the event to recap the fun […]