I’m Looking for Your Novel

You read that right.

I’m a college student building a freelance copy-editing business, so when I had the opportunity to edit a friend’s completed novel, I jumped on it. The author of that YA Paranormal Thriller (of approximately 80,000 words) plans to start querying by September.

Do you have a finished novel that needs a copy-editor or beta-reader? Maybe we can talk!

Email me the first few pages, and we’ll go from there. All questions will be answered promptly.

Thanks,

Lisa

Editor@CiceroGrade.com

Bring your writing to the Cicero Grade!

Quiz Time!

“Before we went to the festival_ we stopped at the bank.”

The sentence begins with a prepositional phrase, which contains 6 words; therefore, a comma is required.

The rule is that a comma is necessary when the sentence begins with a prepositional phrase of at least 4 words. Therefore, the sentence

“While it rained we played Clue.”

does not require a comma.

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Apostrophes…

NEVER make something plural. The ‘s on dog’s makes the word POSSESSIVE, so adding ‘s to a word you’re unfamiliar with will do the same thing.

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Hello writers!

Thanks for coming!

This is the official blog of my copy-editing service, Cicero Grade. Here, I’ll stash all my writing tips, grammar tidbits, and editing tricks for everyone’s use. I’ll have several pages of lists, including my Mary-Sue Checklist and my collection of words I refuse to read with a straight face. I’m a mega-nerd for words, so readers can expect a few entries of “Word of the Whenever.”

I’m just starting my journey as a freelance copy editor, but I have a few credits on my in-progress resume`. I’ll update my readers with news of published clients, showcases, promotions, and any information that might help aspiring authors.

Consider each entry here a free sample of the service I provide once hired. Here’s to a happy reader-and-writership!

Lisa