Someone To Blame

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Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant

Publicity - Everyone Needs It

A Fresh Start

Happy 2011! You’ve survived to live another year. If you haven’t already, take a few moments to reflect on the successes and failures of the past year and consider how you can take those lessons into the New Year. Why not give your brand a facelift and make 2011 your best year yet! Re-evaluate your business status. Whether you are an author or a freelance writer, you are a business owner. Are your business matters in order? 

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Angela Breidenbach

ACFW Happenings

Who Are They, Anyway? Meet the New ACFW Officers

American Christian Fiction Writers has two boards that work together to run the organization. The advisory board has five members whose positions are long-term (for a lifetime, or until they choose to leave the position) to protect the intention of the corporation. The operating board has eight members, each with a rotating two-year term. Half of those positions come up for vote each year so that there will always be veteran operating board members.

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Track Changes - One Editor's POV

Ramona Richards

Yes, You Will Be Edited - Part I

In 1981, when I’d been on my first editorial job for only a few weeks, I received a letter from a reader who noted a mistake in one of our books. I was horrified. The book had been out for several years, but no one had noticed that “Joseph had lead the donkey to the stable.” I took the letter to my boss, expecting the same shock. After all, this was a children’s book. Maybe 1,000 words long. It had been through two edits, a copyedit, and two proofings.

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Terry Burns

Heard It Thru Hartline

Answers From The Agent

Value of Freelance Editing

Here’s a question a lot of people ask: “Following a careful look at your information, I hope to submit my work to you in the near future. I have just a bit of tidying up to do first. But I am unclear about formal editing. To hire a freelance editor is quite costly and I am a bit reluctant to take on that expense until I have some indication that my work is saleable. So my question is: Do you want formal editing before a work is presented to you, or can that come after?”

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Wanda Dyson

Conference Corner

January Conference Corner

Welcome to 2011. Another year down, another year dawning. Time to make those resolutions and most likely, being writers, one of your top resolutions was to “write more this year.” One of mine was to attend a new conference this year. I haven’t decided which one but I’m ready to experience something new. Something different. How about you?

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