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EDITING 101: 01 – Introduction and ‘Redundancies’…

AUTHORS: Christopher Graham is hosting Susan Uttendorfsky on his blog, who is offering a series of posts on editing. Susan has decades of experience, and the series is interactive. Don’t miss this!

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Introduction

Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.

Courtesy of Adirondack Editing

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Owned by Susan Uttendorfsky

Susan UttendorfskyFor those who have not yet met me, I’m a freelance copy editor living in upstate New York near the Adirondacks. I’ve been writing and editing for over thirty years, and freelancing for the past few years.

I work almost exclusively with independent authors.

A few submit their manuscripts to agents and publishers, but by the time they come to me, most have decided to self-publish.

So what are we going to talk about in this series? Chris and I are of the same mind when it comes to offering information to writers—we want you to learn how to be a good author. So I’ll be sharing wisdom on

  • Self-editing

  • Revising

  • English usage tips

  • Helpful resources

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Meet Guest Author Natasha Sayles…

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Natasha SaylesMy name is Natasha Sayles and my book Father, Daddy, Dad is based on my life experiences.

I was born in Cleveland Ohio and later my family relocated to Los Angeles Ca. were I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

As a young girl I watched my mother suffer abuse at hands of the men she chose to be with.

Eventually she found herself in a relationship where both she and I were both being verbally and physically abused.

At the age of18 I moved out of my parents’ house and I found myself struggling with adulthood.

I suffered from low self-esteem and wanted to badly to be loved and excepted that I allowed myself to be mistreated and taken advantage of.

Eventually I started looking for a way away from it all.

I found myself in church were I begin to take a real interest in God and what…

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