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Finding an editor
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Does anyone know of a resource list of honest and competent editors who I could contact regarding an edit of my crime novel?  CrimeSpace seemed to be a good place to ask this question. thanks in…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by J W Nelson Jul 9, 2013.

"Pauline Atta." Oddly hopeful or just a moron?
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Inquiring minds want to know.  Or have 'bots gotten so sophisticated that they can register  anywhere? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by minervaK Mar 30, 2012.

"Reading is alive and increasingly electronic" (Reuters)

I thought a few people here might be interested in…Continue

Started Dec 9, 2011

Penguin and e-library news
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"One of the country's largest publishers, Penguin Group (USA), has suspended making e-editions of new books available to libraries and won't allow libraries to loan any e-books for Amazon.com's…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by J W Nelson Nov 28, 2011.

 

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J W Nelson replied to Dave Zeltserman's discussion The best crime fiction series...
"The June 20, 2013, issue of New York Review of Books had (what I thought) was an interesting review of Derek Raymond's work by Joyce Carol Oates. For those who might be interested:  The Visionary Detective "
Jul 9, 2013
J W Nelson replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"Thank you, Stephen. I will check out Jeanne's services."
Jul 9, 2013
Stephen Seitz replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"I use Jeanne Cavelos Editorial Services as often as I can. Jeanne is a solid professional, gifted at spotting plot holes, and works quickly. Send her an e-mail to learn more and get current rates. jcavelos@sff.net "
Jul 9, 2013
J W Nelson replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"Thanks, Jed. Excellent advice!"
May 23, 2013
J W Nelson replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"Hi, Martyn, I was seeking some general opinions on the variety of editors that might be worthwhile, especially from the published/experienced participants in Crimespace.  thanks!John"
May 23, 2013
Martyn V. Halm replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"Without sounding critical, why post this question if you have connections with copy editors? I'd think if your wife is a copy-editor, you could've answered your own question, or am I wrong?"
May 23, 2013
Jed Power replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"If you have a wife that is a copy-editor you are one lucky writer. As far as Beta-Readers go, I know some people have good experiences with them, but I've been unable to find one that is good and interested in my genre.  I would like to.…"
May 23, 2013
J W Nelson replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"Thanks, all! My wife is an excellent copy-editor because of her real job. And I hope to enlist a few beta readers who can both look for holes and give me feedback on authenticity. "
May 22, 2013
Martyn V. Halm replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"What kind of edit are you talking about? Line-edit, proofreading, copy-edit? Are looking for someone who will tear your grammar and spelling apart, or do you want someone who'll point out plot holes? Before you look for 'an editor',…"
May 22, 2013
Kevin R. Tipple replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"Depending on what you need, I might be available. Also you might check with Barry Ergang who has been editing and working with several clients lately. I don't wnat to put his e-mail on here so if you are interested drop me an e-mail and I will…"
May 19, 2013
Dale Kutzera replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"I have found great Beta-Readers on Elance.  I know it sounds I bit odd, but if you post a job on Elance you'll get scores of responses at a variety of price points.  You should be clear on what you are looking for, i.e. story…"
May 17, 2013
J W Nelson replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"Many thanks, Jack and EA!  "
May 17, 2013
E.A. Aymar replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"I love my freelance editor and have worked with her for years. She has a terrific rep in publishing and has worked with a mystery writer or two. Her name is Alice Peck (http://alicepeckeditorial.com/). I interviewed her for my blog, and you can read…"
May 17, 2013
Jack Getze replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
May 16, 2013
J W Nelson replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"Excellent advice, thanks!  John"
May 14, 2013
Jed Power replied to J W Nelson's discussion Finding an editor
"No, but a good idea might be to find out what editors indie authors that you admire are using.  Then get in touch with a few and see what they offer and which would work for you. Good luck, Jed Power"
May 14, 2013

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Set up a Wordpress blog this week, still refining its look (but not obsessing).  Stop by in the future if you have a moment free.  Thanks!  Wordpress blog

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Received a request for bio, synopsis, and pages. Not taking anything to the bank, but it's good to finally get a positive response (even if it is a non-NYC agency).

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 7:31am

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At 2:22pm on September 11, 2010, JackBludis said…
Cussler makes up stuff as he goes along, but people buy it. He used to be one of my guilty pleasures, but as soon as someone else started to write his books I was gone.

John D., good stuff although his sexism gets to a lot of modern readers. His attitudes were liberal for the times. He played the father protector. Modern women don't like that stuff. I've reread him recently and I see what they mean.

He wrote one of my most memorable books: "A Key to the suite." (Not a Trav novel) still remember his image of Airline "stewardesses" in it. It was something like they "came off a production line, all with blonde hair." That's not even close, but it is the image that I remember.

And oh, yeah. Welcome to crime space. Add me as a friend, I think I've already sent the request.
At 1:23am on June 19, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…
Hi! Welcome to CrimeSpace! I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com

The network can be a bit overwhelming at first, so if you have any questions at all, don't be afraid to ask!

Kate
 
 
 

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