Scribble of Scribes

November 16, 2018

Sounds like a fancy way of saying I’ll be grading your work, doesn’t it? Unlike your English teacher though, an editor lives and breathes books—and, when you become a client, your editor lives and breathes for your books. Editors don’t just enjoy reading books either,...

October 5, 2018

Happy Friday to all! I hope your week has been behaving itself. The first and last weeks of any month tend to be the hardest for me and it made me revisit a question I've been asked before: how do freelance editors work?

Generally, we're summoned out of a book on the th...

September 28, 2018

Phew...we made it. Happy Friday, everyone!

It's been a roller coaster of a month, but we made it to Friday. I had my birthday on the 18th in Orlando—at Disney World!—so the day was filled with extra wonder! I'm still kind of blown away. I also squeaked by another month...

September 7, 2018

The writing and editing process of a first novel.

August 24, 2018

Happy Friday, everyone!

It's been a crazy week but not without its entertainment. I hope the weekend is full of writing and reading for everyone keen to be doing either (or both)!

Today's little bit of frivolity: How many hands do you have?

I had a project where character...

August 17, 2018

This is a new short series where I talk about a light topic, unabated, for a few hundred words or less. ...I'll do my best not to run off on tangents.

Today's little bit of frivolity: "Niche" does not rhyme with "itch."

But then I'm French Canadian.

English is a beautiful...

July 25, 2018

Okay. I admit it. I judge books by their covers!

While all manner of books grace my shelves, I have to say that I am more fond of certain ones (some to the point where I have a “reader’s copy” and a “collector’s copy”), so I decided to start this little series for great...

May 25, 2018

I debated which perspective to write this from—as an editor or as a writer—and decided that I needed to stare this down as a writer…because it’s one of my biggest flaws. Like many writers, I’ve personified my muse: he has a name and character design and everything. He’...

March 20, 2018

“Kneel before me.”

“What?”

“Kneel. Before. Me.”

Terror gripped my heart. Choking back tears, I lowered myself to my knees. One hand reached out to him—my son—but my body trembled and I grabbed the table for support instead. The floor was cold, colder than it should have b...

February 28, 2018

You’re probably not surprised that I get asked this frequently, but you’re also likely expecting this article to enumerate all the reasons why you should hire me. My website already does that well enough, so that’s not what I want to touch on today.

Over the years, I’ve...

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