Writing Fiction: #AmEditing Tips From @ChangeItUpEdit

Thanks to paranormal romance author Shonda Brock for sharing a Q&A about editing tips on her website. Please join us there to learn more about editing … and about me!


Please welcome Candace Johnson from Change It Up Editing and Writing Services.

Candace Johnson is a professional freelance editor, proofreader, writer, and ghostwriter who works with traditional publishers, self-published authors, and independent book publishers in both fiction and nonfiction.

We asked Candace to help us demystify the editing process for new authors. She also shares tips on how to find the right professional editor for your book.

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3 Perks of Editing, Or What I’m Doing on My Summer Working-Vacation

Freelance editingMy editing life has been busy lately, and my apologies for the infrequent blogging in recent weeks. Hugs to everyone who has written to make sure I’m okay—and yes, I’m fantastic! Working as a freelance editor isn’t without its challenges, but it has some real perks, too.

Perk #1:

Freelance editing has its pros and cons, but the biggest pro for me is the ability to work wherever I choose. As many of you know, I live in South Florida, which is a paradise in the winter . . . but in the summer? Not so much. But lucky me—I am in the Pacific Northwest as I write this, and until the middle of August, I can pretend I don’t know anything about hurricanes! I guess the best label for my time away from home is “working vacation,” with an emphasis on the “working” part. And I’ve had a wonderful time editing many different projects in the last several months! Before I get to those, Continue reading “3 Perks of Editing, Or What I’m Doing on My Summer Working-Vacation”

Ooh Là Là! Eternal Traces Is Here!

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If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, you’re in for a Friday-the-13th treat! Author Shonda Brock has released a new edition of her sizzling-hot paranormal romance, Eternal Traces, with a sexy new cover. (I’m still fanning myself over here.) I was lucky enough to edit Shonda’s second book, Eternal Burns, which will be out later this summer, and I am so excited to read this first book of the series!

As part of the publication celebration, Shonda is offering prizes (yay for prizes!), which we’ll get to in a moment, but first let me tell you about Eternal Traces: Continue reading “Ooh Là Là! Eternal Traces Is Here!”

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