Category Archives: Editing

Tate Publishing, Defunct, Deceased, Dead

If you know anything about Tate Publishing, a small “not vanity!” press located in Mustang, Oklahoma, you’ll probably know that its owners are tangled up in more than one scandal–firing twenty-five employees, being sued by Xerox, and now failing to pay their employees in the Philippines and having to declare bankruptcy, all the while making […]

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A Work from Home Mom, 2016

Things have changed a lot from when I started yesterday’s post. For starters, my kids are now in Kindergarten and capable of making their own peanut butter sandwiches instead of being toddler sippy cup junkies. In case you can’t gather from this post, we homeschool. Another difference between now and then is I have a […]

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Eats, Shoots and Leaves

Eats, Shoots and Leaves isn’t a technical editing guide, but it is fun to read about the foundations of grammar and identify with the author’s struggles. It’s always good to know that we sticklers of punctuation are not alone. Only, if you get paid to be a stickler, you’re called an editor. And that’s awesome. […]

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Keeping Up with CMOS

A couple years ago for Christmas I bought my mom the hardback copy of the 16th edition Chicago Manual of Style, and she loved it. I didn’t grow up to be an editor because my mom is an editor. Well, maybe I did. But that’s not the point. The point is that we (as well […]

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An Editorial Personality

Hi, my name is Jessie, and I’m an ISTJ. That means I’m Inverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Judgmental. It means I like schedules, to-do lists, and rules. It means I find pleasure in rote tasks and focusing on small details. It means that I love editing! Over the past few months I haven’t had a chance to edit […]

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Remember me…Jessie?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Which you probably didn’t need me to point out. You had probably forgotten all about me and now here I’ve gone reminding you that I was absent. Oops. But life keeps moving on even while I keep thinking about writing posts, and then the time that I had […]

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While Visions of Vampires and Spaceships Danced in Her Head…

It’s been a while since I posted here, and quite a bit has happened since I did. So now is the time to catch you up. 1. I finished my latest draft of my novel! Grover Cleveland Academy, Book 2, is now in the hands of my editor. I am eagerly awaiting her feedback and […]

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An Affair of the Blog: Unstressed Syllables

Good morning to my limited readership! I thought you might like to know where I’ve been spending my time recently. Well, it’s not been over here at Stormy Night Publishing. I’ve been dabbling with another website. *gasp!* You all should know by now that I work for the Consortium and am also closely affiliated with […]

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Haikus are easy/But sometimes they don’t make sense/Refridgerator

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about different writing styles and techniques on here, which is probably becuase nobody seemed that interested in it. So for the past few months I’ve focused on my book reviews and on the progress of Into the Flames. Which is good, becuase I need to be focused on […]

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September, Fridays, and Flames

It’s the second day of September, my favorite month of the year. And that’s right, fellow readers! Next week will be our very first Flaming Friday! You didn’t forget about it, did you? I know I haven’t. I’m ready to give you more information than you ever wanted to know about Rahab and her world. […]

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