Berger Proofreading & Copyediting

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Writing & successfully finding your audience

I’ve been evaluating eslush (unsolicited manuscripts sent via the internet) for Baen and the manuscripts can range from exciting (rare gems) to middling (about 1/3) to “needs a lot of work” (most). Two of the last come immediately to mind; the first managed to utilize every single fantasy cliche in the first sentence– something I still […]

The editing process & rotator cuff surgery

I had rotator cuff surgery January 31st and the recovery process has kept things interesting, especially editing, proofreading and copyediting while taking Oxycodone; your attention span is about as good as someone with ADHD, falling asleep without warning and having a cat who’s playing what my mother called “nursy, nursy.” The surgery was to repair […]

NaNoWriMo authors

I have a lot of author friends on Facebook who are members of the NaNoWriMo group, and many of them have hit their goal for the month- and I congratulate each and every one of them as I don’t have their passion in writing- my passion is in the proofreading & editing process. One that […]

For a good cause

Berger Proofreading & Copyediting is proud to announce sponsorship (well, both websites are me, anyway) of the book auction for GentleHugs4Paws, an organization on its way to becoming a non-profit! The following is the official flyer information for public dissemination:   GentleHugs4Paws ©   GentleHugs4Paws © is an organization designed to help chronic pain sufferers […]

Vagaries of being sick- simile & metaphor

While I know this is a proofreading and copyediting blog, I’m going to indulge on the complaint of getting the current round of what I call the “creeping crud.” Most people would call it a cold or the flu, but I’ve discovered this is a far better term for how it feels to endure whatever […]

NESFA- Host of Boskone & NESFA Press

I mentioned Boskone a couple of weeks ago- the convention hosted by the New England Science Fiction Association. At NESFA, we not only host Boskone, but we also publish the books written by our former Guests of Honor, the most recent being John Scalzi. NESFA will be celebrating our 50th Boskone in 2013, a major […]

Proofreading & Networking

One of the most important aspects of the publishing industry is networking, and there are a lot of ways in which to do so- Facebook being one of the most popular, but Linked In, Google+ and forums hosted by publishers such as Baen Books & Tor Publishing are some other options. I belong to several […]

25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing blog commentary

I come across a lot of interesting articles thanks to my friends on Facebook, and 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing is one of them, off of the Terrible Minds blog- http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/01/03/25-things-writers-should-stop-doing/ I found it really interesting because it points out all of our excuses as to why we don’t write or are scared to […]

Boskone 49

I spent the weekend at the Westin Waterfront here in Boston attending Boskone, the New England Science Fiction Association’s annual convention. I was in charge of the Fan Tables, where volunteers from other conventions & WorldCon bids spent their time garnering votes & memberships to their cons. I also had Operation Hammond- http://operationhammond.com/ -to bring […]

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