Editor's Notes

In the order they've been published:

Editor's Notes #1: WHY, Writers, WHY??!?!?

Editor's Notes #2: The Reader Doesn't Care

Editor's Notes #3: Don't Take It Personally

Editor's Notes #4: Do I Need a Substantive Editor?

Editor's Notes #5: The Importance of Beta Readers

Editor's Notes #6: A "Harsh Critic" is Not a Copy Editor

Editor's Notes #7: Is This Editor a Good One?

Editor's Notes #8: Is This Editor a Good One? Part 2

Editor's Notes #9: Obi-Lorn, the Editor's Editor

Editor's Notes #10: Good, Bad, or Ugly? My Editor's Private Life

Editor's Notes #11: It's Good to be Busy!

Editor's Notes #12: How Long Should I Wait?

Editor's Notes #13: My MS Doesn't Need That Much Red Ink

Editor's Notes #14: Do I Have to Listen to Every Suggestion?

Editor's Notes #15: The Process

Editor's Notes #16: How a Beta Reader Works

Editor's Notes #17: Does Personality Matter?

Editor's Notes #18: Does Your Editor Go the Extra Mile?

Editor's Notes #19: What Makes You Stop Reading a Book? Part 1 of 2

Editor's Notes #20: What Makes You Stop Reading a Book? Part 2 of 2

Editor's Notes #21: DO. THE. RESEARCH.

Editor's Notes #22: The Importance of Having a Critique Partner

Editor's Notes #23: Points of View Part 1—How Do I Choose?

Editor's Notes #24: Points of View Part 2—How Do I Choose?

Editor's Notes #25: Points of View Part 3—How Many Are Too Many?

Editor's Notes #26: Chicago v. AP Style

Editor's Notes #27: Hooked on a Feeling 

Editor's Notes #28: Parentheses in Fiction: Do They Break the Fourth Wall? 

Editor's Notes #29: Apostrophes v. Plurals 

Editor's Notes #30: A Question of Random Capitalization

Editor's Notes #31: My Role as the Enforcer

Editor's Notes #32: Inner Dialogue and How to Punctuate Thoughts

Editor's Notes #33: The Perfect Character

Editor's Notes #34: What's So Bad about Adverbs?

Editor's Notes #35: Edits Is Important

Editor's Notes #36: Dialogue Part 1—Regional Overkill

Editor's Notes #37: Dialogue Part 2—Sounding Real