What do editors do anyway?

What do editors do anyway? So you’re interested in hiring an editor to polish your manuscript before you publish it or submit to an agent. But you’re not really sure exactly what they do, how they work, or how to know if they are qualified enough to help you. Let’s start with the basics.What is …

Author Interview: Kate Stacey

Author Interview: Kate Stacey Here at Top Shelf Editing, we love to share with everyone some of our favorite authors and their books. Today, we’re talking to Author Kate Stacy about her book SUPERNOVA and her thoughts on being a writer, among other things. Please take a moment to read this interview, then stay tuned …

Author Interview: Meeka James

Author Interview: Meeka James Hello, friends! It’s time for another author interview, and today we’re sitting down with Author Meka James. Meka James is a writer of adult contemporary and erotic romance. A born and raised Georgia Peach, she still resides in the southern state with her hubby of 16 years and counting. Mom to …

Commonly Misused Words

Commonly Misused Words As an editor, it’s my job to find and correct mistakes in my clients’ manuscripts. Over the years, I’ve noticed there are several words and phrases that many authors get wrong. It’s mostly out of habit. Sometimes, it’s an issue of regional jargon. But, at the end of the day, if you’re …

Author Interview – Amelia Foster

Author Interview – Amelia Foster Updated: Oct 16 As you know, we like to offer shout-outs to authors we believe in, even if they aren’t (yet) clients of Top Shelf Editing. Today, we’ve sat down with Author Amelia Foster. Please take a moment to read her interview, then hop on over and pick up a copy …

Query Tip – How to Write a Proper Bio Paragraph

#amquerying? Stumped on your bio? You’re not alone. I’m posting some pointers this week on writing queries, focusing on some of the questions I get most from my clients and other authors. Today, I’m talking about biographies. You MUST have a bio (it goes after your comp titles and before your signature) in your query. …

Interview with Literary Agent: Jana Hansen

Authors, if you’re like me, you have tons of questions when it comes to querying agents. Sometimes, you just wish you could sit down with one for a few minutes and ask them everything. Well, we can’t cover everything, but today, I sat down with my agent, Jana Hanson of Metamorphosis Literary Agency. Most agent …