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Articles by Abbi Booth

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October 1, 2019

How to Attune Your Ear to the Author’s Voice

Preserving the author’s voice is fundamental when it comes to editing. To do that, you’ve got to be able to hear their voice.


October 1, 2019

The Work of an Editor in Translation

​Translations are a language’s conversion to another language. In the process, editing plays an important role.


October 1, 2019

Bridging the Gap Between Writer and Editor

Showing that you care about the writer’s work and giving them insight into how you work, what to expect, and why you do what you do, will all go a long way.


October 1, 2019

Time to Have “The Talk” with Your Writer

Some writers will welcome the chance to improve their writing, while others will resist.


October 1, 2019

The 3 Essential Elements of Author Queries

Your queries go a long way toward making or breaking the relationship between writer and editor.


October 1, 2019

4 Tips to Using Praise in Author Queries

By focusing a little on the positive, we remind ourselves that a manuscript and its author are more than their faults.


October 1, 2019

10 Ways to Word a Sensitive Query

When you’re worn out, incredulous, and exasperated, it can show in your queries.


October 1, 2019

The Business of Freelancing: Pricing Your Services

Pricing freelance services is one of the trickier parts of launching a freelance business.


October 1, 2019

Pricing Models for Freelancing

There are a number of pricing models for invoicing your work as a freelance editor.


October 1, 2019

Freelancing and Boundaries: An Essential Partnership

Creating and maintaining healthy boundaries will ensure you won’t burn out, won’t resent your clients, and won’t feel overburdened.