Protect the Apostrophe!

“The Apostrophe Protection Society was started in 2001 by John Richards, now its Chairman, with the specific aim of preserving the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark in all forms of text written in the English language.:
Check it out at the link below:
Some killers I’ve seen are:
Grocer’s/grocers’ instead of ‘Grocers’;
Begin’s Thursday;
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.
And it goes on!

Pare it down!


Pare it down!
The timeless gurus Strunk and White caution against the unnecessary. They say that vigorous writing is concise writing. “A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.
A great tip for writers!

Self-publishers: Don’t sell yourselves short!

Self-publishers – Don’t sell yourselves short
Attempting to come up with a suitable analogy to describe how critical it is to have your book professionally edited isn’t that easy. I am not just spruiking my services, either.
It’s as if you have created a beautiful piece of jewellery, but haven’t been able to polish the stones or shine the gold. Your work means a great deal to you; you have a message or a story you feel compelled to tell and it’s taken time and effort for you to tell it – so make sure it is presented to the public in the best possible way.
A professional editor will make your work glow!