Arrrr…A Pirate I Be

Tomorrow is National Talk Like a Pirate Day so make sure you are ready to pillage the English language with some incredibly poor grammar. However, even editors know that once in a while, poor grammar for effect is not only OK, but it can be fun. I will certainly be taking this opportunity to try being […]

Labor Day and Writing

Happy Labor Day! The first Monday of every September is dedicated to the men and women who have labored to build this country. With an added day of the weekend and the school year starting, Labor Day also signals the official end of summer. What are you doing? Labor Day nowadays is reserved for one […]

What is a Structural Edit?

You know what book editing is. A book editor (maybe Pypeline Editing) takes your manuscript and cleans up the grammar, the punctuation, the spelling–they clean up everything! But, what is a structural edit and do you need one? A structural edit is when an editor looks at your manuscript and edits it for content. For […]

National Book Lovers Day

You heard it here, folks. August 9th is National Book Lovers Day. What is that, you ask? Well, National Book Lovers Day is the opportunity for bibliophiles everywhere to celebrate books, reading, and book places (think a library). So, in honor of this national holiday, perhaps the best holiday of the year, I will include my […]

How to Handle Sales Tax

You have written your book, you have published your book (self-publishing or traditional publishing), and now you are selling it. If you sell your book in a bookstore or online, most places will handle sales tax for you. However, if you sell your books at fairs, festivals, trade shows, or even online without accepting sales […]

How to Use a Pseudonym

What is a pseudonym? Also known as a pen name, this is an opportunity to write under a different persona, whatever that name may be. If you choose not to be know in your small town, want to write books under a different name to protect your identity, or even choose a new name as […]

Tech Gadgets for Writers

Are you a writer who also likes gadgets? Who isn’t? Of course the easy gadgets are not going to be on the list. These are of course laptops, tablets, phones, printers and so on. These are a given. We will also stay away from items that are not truly technological in any way, however, still […]

How to Keep Writing Momentum Going in the Summer

Remember when you were a child and summer time meant spending all day in the sun? The months between school were truly spent unwinding and having fun. To some extent, adults still treat summer this way, especially when exotic trips are involved. However, when you are a writer the seasons do not affect your work, […]

How to Edit my Book

If you have completed your book, then you are on to the next step of the process: editing. A HUGE disclaimer: Your book will likely be reviewed and edited several times by you, but friends, by professionals, by everyone! Now that the disclaimer is out of the way we can discuss the first step to […]

The Mother of All Mothers in Books

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, so happy belated Mother’s Day to mothers, grandmothers, and motherly figures everywhere. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than looking into the best mother characters of all time. Now, keep in mind, there are many more where this came from, you can certainly add a comment below with the characters […]

What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Writer

Writing is not easy. Anyone who says so is fibbing. It can be easier for others, it can be easier depending upon the mood, the topic, the person’s place in life. However, it is still not easy. So, what things should you know before beginning to write, before beginning to walk the road to becoming […]

Literary Easter Eggs and How to Use Them

Easter was yesterday, so what better topic for today’s blog than eggs? Now, we are not going to be discussing the best hiding spots for Easter eggs (although, hiding things up high usually makes for a longer hunt), but instead, we will be discussing literary Easter eggs. So, what are Easter eggs in writing?  Easter […]

Thank You, Book Lovers

We want to take this time to give a shout-out to all those people who not only ignite the interest in reading and writing but those who then stoke those flames throughout the years. The Reno editing gals at Pypeline Editing know of quite a few people who deserve thanks and credit for keeping literacy alive. […]

Tolkien Reading Day

Are you a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of the popular The Lord of the Rings series? His books have been adapted to the silver screen, awakening a new batch of Tolkien readers to an already impressive number of Tolkien fans. Tolkien Reading Day is March 25 around the world. This day was started in 2003 […]

How Editors Celebrate National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day was this past weekend, Saturday, March 4, 2017, and the Reno Editing gals at Pypeline Editing certainly know how to party. Editing people love grammar, and writing people love grammar, too. Are you an editor or a writer? Or, are you a grammar aficionado? Then, National Grammar Day is certainly for you. If […]

      I am very pleased with the work you've done on my book.  Your suggestions and corrections were spot-on and you took my lumps of words and smoothed them out in to a what now reads as a polished and certainly more fluid piece. I wish you and Pypeline much success and do see a busy future for the two of you. I am working on other projects and will no doubt call on you again for help.  ”
Joseph L. Cacibauda
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