Edits By Knight

An Editor's Journey

Here you’ll find tips and tricks for editors, writers, and freelancers, as well as biographical information and maybe a few random things I feel like rambling about. I’ve categorized them in an attempt to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for; hopefully you’ll find something helpful, or at the very least be entertained!

Here you’ll find tips and tricks for editors, writers, and freelancers, as well as biographical information and maybe a few random things I feel like rambling about. I’ve categorized them in an attempt to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for; hopefully you’ll find something helpful, or at the very least be entertained!

Freelancing: An Editor's Journey

     A chronicle of my journey from retail management to full-time editing from the comfort of my home office, as well as tips to help you get started, tax advice, and downloadable spreadsheets to keep track of the deets.

Establishing a career in freelancing, starting out with a full-time job (with spreadsheets!)

Growing pains and playing the rating game

Tips on paying taxes, in-person networking, and a new financial spreadsheet

Working from home full time, social media marketing and Canva tips, real talk about setting rates

Writing and Editing Tips

Things Your Editor Hates

     So you’re getting your story onto paper (or screen, as the case may be) and are thinking about hiring an editor to give it a once (or twice, maybe thrice) over. Maybe you’re on a tight budget and are trying to query publishing companies first, since they provide editing services, but you want your manuscript to be as polished as possible before you send it in. In this series, I’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks that will help you self-edit, and believe me, your editor will thank you for it!

 (tags, word choice, capitalization, and punctuation)

(unnecessary details, verbage, passive voice)

(clauses, conjunctions, lists, and the much-debated Oxford comma)

Biographical

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(why I decided to become an editor)

(obligatory wedding pictures)

Miko lives in North Alabama with their husband, Mark—two bright blue dots in a really red state. The pair have three cats, Henry, Louise, and Jefferson Twilight, and live the quiet and satisfying lives of two nerdy introverts. The work-from-home lifestyle is perfect for Miko, who was diagnosed with ADHD and autism in their late thirties.

     In their spare time, Miko enjoys gardening, playing the piano, singing, playing JRPGs, Tabletop gaming, and (of course) reading.

Miko lives in North Alabama with their husband, Mark—two bright blue dots in a really red state. The pair have three cats, Henry, Louise, and Jefferson Twilight, and live the quiet and satisfying lives of two nerdy introverts. The work-from-home lifestyle is perfect for Miko, who was diagnosed with ADHD and autism in their late thirties.

     In their spare time, Miko enjoys gardening, playing the piano, singing, playing JRPGs, Tabletop gaming, and (of course) reading.