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5 Reasons Why Authors Need a Website

Indie publisher, website designer, and instructor at Lawson Writers' Academy, Lisa Norman of Heart Ally Books has solid marketing advice for authors. We've all heard that writers need a website, but why? In the July 12 column on WritersInTheStormBlog.com, Lisa Norman tells you exactly why a website is crucial to your success as a writer, […]

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Sample Edits

A sample edit can usually give you/your editor an idea of: the level of your ability as a writer what sort of feedback a given editor provides a taste of how she will work with you and how compatible you will be as a team A sample edit may or may not give you or […]

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Blogpost Editing

Are you a busy blogger? Are you creating content so fast that you don’t have time to polish and proofread, but you want to be sure that your posts are grammatically correct, clear, and easy to read? Excellent—because that is Grammarwitch’s specialty. Ask me about monthly retainers for blogpost editing (or individual blogpost rates if […]

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Book Coaching

Are you stuck? Stalled in the middle of your book? Or just need some light to help you see what to do next? Because writing is a solitary activity, sometimes you need encouragement, feedback, structure, a gentle nudge, maybe even a good challenge to get you going again. Here at Grammarwitch, all editing is holistic, […]

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Indexing

Software cannot create an index. It can create a concordance—an alphabetized list of certain words and where they can be found. Indexing involves concepts. I think like a reader to create a useful index, intuiting what a reader wants to look up and how they’d phrase it. A computer can’t do that. I can.

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Editing

I do very thorough, in-depth line editing. However, editing is much more than grammar and sentence structure. Decades of professional editorial experience have taught me to hear your unique voice in your writing. I learn what’s at the heart of your book, where you want it to go, what it wants to be.

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Award-winning memoir

When one of your clients is recognized for their work, it's almost like one of your children receiving the honors. So imagine how great it felt when I learned that Grammarwitch client Anne Uglum's debut memoir, Graffiti Messages from God: Life Lessons on the Camino de Santiago, received not one, but three honors: 2020 IndieReader Winner (Best Inspirational/Spiritual) […]

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Dominion of Darkness: The Irresistible Pull of Opposites

Deleyna Marr's captivating fantasy Dominion of Darkness sets up conflict after classic conflict between multiple opposites. In a universe that mimics our own and yet is clearly a different dimension, light confronts dark, past collides with future, healers battle destroyers. Even the theme of opposites in conflict has its own contradictory theme: spiritual forces show […]

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Great Review, Careful Reader

There is nothing so welcome and effective as a good review from someone who actually read the book--not only read it, but engaged with it deeply. This review of Grammarwitch client Paul Wesslund's Small Business, Big Heart is just that sort of review. "In the midst of a global health crisis—the worst we’ve seen in […]

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