How Much Does Editing Cost?

Perfect words make good ideas great, but let’s get real—not everyone wants to pore over their old English notebooks before jotting a Facebook status. When it comes to writing and editing, your budget should be determined by your needs. If you find yourself wondering about the difference between copyediting and proofreading, it’s time for you to become an informed consumer. To help you save time and money, here’s a lesson on the tools of the editor.

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C.B. McCullough – Mercenary Of The Written Word

Hi! My name is Corey McCullough.  I’m an author, freelance writer, proofreader, editor and former archaeological technician.  I live in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia with my wife and a small menagerie of pets.  When not writing, I can usually be found reading, playing guitar, enjoying the outdoors with friends and family, or binge-watching reruns on […]

Writers: Do You Believe In Your Talent?

You’re a writer. You’ve worked hard. You’ve sacrificed your time and energy, toiling away for hundreds, even thousands of hours on a story, book or project, until its prose is soaked like a sponge with your blood, sweat and tears. Now, for the big questions. Was it worth it? Do you believe in your own talent? Does your writing deserve […]

Digital Plotting: 4 Steps To Visually Track Story, Plot And Character Arcs in Fiction

Body hunched and head bowed, hammering the keys, breaking the stream of words only long enough to grab the mug and gulp down coffee that’s been cold for hours: the writer at work, delving into territories unknown. We’ve romanticized the art of fiction to almost spiritual levels.  To hear some people talk about it, you’d think simply sitting […]

Editing for Ebooks – What Do You Think?

My name is C.B. McCullough, and I’m an author.  I began my professional writing career as a ghostwriter shortly after college.  After a couple of years spent in the workforce (with writing on the side) I dove headlong into self-publishing. That was over a year ago, and I still remember my shock, when I began pricing editing services for […]

Two Satisfying Words

A mini-celebration this morning on the completion of the final draft of The Night Also Rises. A couple read-throughs, some edits, and a few noteworthy revisions still to go. Until then, rejoicing. On June 28th, fools rush in where devils fear to tread…

I’m Kind of a Big Deal

“I’m Ron Burgundy?”  – Will Ferrell, as anchorman Ron Burgundy “Who typed a question mark on the teleprompter? For the last time, anything you put on that prompter, Burgundy will read!” Every time I encounter a typo in professional media, I think of this scene from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Never underestimate the […]