• How to Choose an Editor

    by Michelle Hutchinson If you’re serious about publishing your book, then you already know you need an editor. That applies whether you’re pursuing the traditional or self-publishing route. But how do you go about choosing an editor? 1. Ask fellow writers who they’ve used. Make sure you ask authors whose books you’ve read or authors […]

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  • Why Authors Should Request Sample Edits…and What to Expect from the Process

    by Michelle Hutchinson If you’re a self-published author or expect to become one, realize that that self-publishing does not mean you must perform every step in the publication process yourself. In fact, you shouldn’t. You’re too close to your writing to be objective with it, so hire an editor for revising and proofreading. But before […]

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Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

I've never been one to follow conventional wisdom—at least when it doesn't make sense to me—and I'm not about to start now. Conventional wisdom says to limit your blog to one topic (e.g., writing) or to related topics (e.g., writing, reading, publishing), but my interests are too diverse.

While a good deal of this blog will be devoted to writing, editing, and resumes, I'll also explore topics in health, science, education, and a smattering of other areas. After all, I'm not only an editor and writer, but I am or have been a dentist, teacher, naval officer, environmental researcher, wife, parent, and pet owner.

I hope you'll take some time to provide comments on the posts.

The medical and health content on this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

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