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A Publicist’s Job Description

May 19th, 2022 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“A Venn diagram of zookeeper, therapist, travel agent and friend. Publicists have the incredible privilege of being with an author through the most intense part of the publishing process—having this deeply private, solo project launched into the public spotlight—and it’s a very emotional and intimate relationship. On a practical level this means, e.g., I’ve sent […]

Types of Editors

May 12th, 2022 in Tools by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

When searching for an editor, keep in mind that journal editors and book editors have different skill sets. Be sure you choose the editor that fits your publication type. Typically, academic journals have strict conformity rules. The articles are shaped to a specific format, and the editing is usually done on a tight deadline. Journal […]

Confederate Gold

May 5th, 2022 in Featured Titles by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

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Preparations for Entering a Bookstore

May 2nd, 2022 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“If you could give people one piece of advice to prep them for entering a bookstore, what would it be? “Any bookstore, or mine? OK. Two answers: “1. Any bookstore: The person behind that counter/shelving that book/cleaning that cat box is a human being with feelings. So is everyone in service. It takes less effort […]

The Post-It

May 1st, 2022 in Writing Prompts by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Each morning for the past week at work, you find a Post-it note that has been placed on your desk that reads, “Why did you do it?” You talk to your boss, the night cleaning crew, and your co-workers. No one seems to know who is putting the note there or why, so you decide […]

Finding Clauses in Sentences

April 28th, 2022 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

The main clause of a sentence is the independent part of the sentence that can stand on its own as a complete sentence. Below are two main clauses in the form of simple sentences. Example I forgot to get the mail. I asked Dave to pick it up. The same two main clauses can sometimes […]

The Industry Conference Game Changer

April 21st, 2022 in EI News by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

The 2021 Be a Better Freelancer conference was three days of sessions orchestrated by April Michelle Davis, executive director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors, and Ruth Thaler-Carter, founder of Communication Central. A lineup of your fellow industry speakers, such as Laura Briggs, Nicole Evelina, and Jake Poinier, are representative of the […]

Freelance Services

April 14th, 2022 in EI News by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

There are a variety of services that freelance professionals can offer. Sometimes, clients contacting these professionals do not know exactly what services their manuscripts really need. Therefore, freelance professionals need to be knowledgeable in services, including those they do not offer, so they can educate and direct the client to the appropriate professional. In Editing […]

Good Fat or Low Fat: What’s Right for Health & Weight Loss

April 7th, 2022 in Featured Titles by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

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Marketing Strategies

March 10th, 2022 in EI News by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Cold calling can be a great way to find new clients. Often, publishers respect the fact that you took the time to look them up and make contact. When cold calling, be sure to introduce yourself and give your area of expertise. Then simply ask if that publisher hires freelancers. If the answer is yes, […]


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