There’s a great editor in Cybertown, and you found her!

This is my editor. The best!! She’s guided me through TWO BEST sellers with no reader complaints of editing errors. A dream to work with. Highly recommend her.

Lorna's Voice

Uh. What? Is something important happening here? Do I need to pay attention? Uh. What? Is something important happening here? Do I need to pay attention?

How many times in the past hoursdaysweeks months have you wondered why your favorite dizzy blonde wonkerific blogger hasn’t been posting as frequently as she used to?

Really? You haven’t noticed what I may or may not have or haven’t been doing or not doing? Shizzlesticks in a mudpie!

Well, wake up and smell your smoking motherboard.

It's good to have options. It’s good to have options.

I’m here to tell you that Lorna is back in Cybertown and she’s been busy being a darned tootin’ fine editor. (By the way, I’m Lorna.)

These are my Professional Editor glasses. I will put them on for the remainder of this post. You WILL notice a difference. These are my Professional Editor Glasses. I will put them on for the remainder of this post. You WILL notice a difference.

Don’t concern yourself that prior sentences in this post may or may not have been technically grammatically correct or that there were words the Oxford Dictionary…

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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20 Responses to There’s a great editor in Cybertown, and you found her!

  1. Kev says:

    Nice one! Great way of showing support, Paulette! 😊

    • Ahhh, thanks so much Kev. She’s a dream to work with and I trust her competence completely. Glad to recommend someone really good to my friends. Along that line, you’ve a generous heart and do so much to help and support so many. You’re a gem! ❤

  2. One thing all editors *should* do, is provide a free sample edit. Otherwise, I advise authors to leave them alone. It’s important to shop around. Also, people should make sure what they are getting for their money. Is it once run through a book with track changes for approval? Personally, I think that is a bit pile ’em high, sell ’em cheap.

    If you need to have a discussion with an author about content then track changes isn’t sufficient, especially when it comes to discussing new material, lack of continuity, flow, etc.

    Is the editor providing a proofreading service, or commenting on grammar, sentences, sense, plot, characters, pace, tension? The author also needs to know what they want.

    Interestingly, I’ve seen increased interest for paid beta-reads, which I guess are similar to an MS appraisal. Depends what the author wants and the editor provides. It’s probably a good way to try out a potential editor in more depth than a free sample but for not too much cost.

    Each to our own. Recommends can be good, but the editor/author relationship has to work to get the best out of it. What works for some, doesn’t work for others. Caveat emptor.

  3. Thanks, P! We’ll see where this goes…

  4. makagutu says:

    You know how to introduce people and show support!

  5. Congratulations on the well-deserved success of your book, Paulette, and your successes helping dogs find forever homes! Thank you so much for sharing this information, too ❤

  6. I just need to get to a point where I need an editor!

    • It’ll happen after you’ve shopped and bought every adorable, funny, amazing, etc. outfit available for your girl, lol! And as long as they keep making them, you’ll add them to her wardrobe and we’ll take joy in your sharing. I’m still amazed with the fact, she probably has more clothes than me. And for anyone else reading this “her girl” is Choppy the inimitable doggy wonder. Have a grrrrrrrreat weekend ya’ll. ❤

  7. Always good to have an editor to call. Very cute dog photo.

  8. natuurfreak says:

    You giving by your books great supports to the dogs.

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