Part I: Planning is the Most Important Part of Editing

Project Management

Welcome to the first of a four part series (1, 2, 3, 4) on Technical Writing and Editing. When I worked at a law firm, I would find ways to add writing into my job. It didn’t matter that I was adding weight to my workload; I wanted to write, edit, and research. Creating the … Continue reading Part I: Planning is the Most Important Part of Editing

How I Spent 2013 (Writing… and not Writing)

2014 is still in its infancy and it’s the time of year that everyone (and their dog) looks back to the previous year and outlines their goals for the new year. I didn’t accomplish all my goals for 2013, the ones I started out with fell by with wayside while I finished projects I hadn’t … Continue reading How I Spent 2013 (Writing… and not Writing)

Editing Your Work (Keep Clam and Proofread*)

I work with a lot of documents at my job. The documents that I work on have already passed several reviews and have already been edited by professionals – in short, these documents have been looked at closely by a bunch of eyes. I always catch at least one important mistake.  This is true of … Continue reading Editing Your Work (Keep Clam and Proofread*)

There’s No Handholding in Writing

The one thing that annoys me about NaNoWriMo is the vocal majority that advertise that they need help. Not just help, but constant hold-holding and confidence boosting. “Help me write this scene”, “Help me make my word count”, “I just want someone to email me everyday”… it just goes on. Most of the forums are … Continue reading There’s No Handholding in Writing

Novel Plotting: Character Names

During my novel planning, the first thing I really focused on was Character Sketching. Which actually means the first thing I focused on were Character Names.  Naming characters is probably the most enjoyable and most aggravating part of  novel planning. For some reason, it seems that a character’s personality hinges on the perfect name. People … Continue reading Novel Plotting: Character Names