Judy Hagey

Nonfiction Editor ~ Freelance Writer

You Might Need an Editor If…

Do you know the difference between alter and altar? This writer (or her copyeditor) either didn't or hadn't had enough caffeine to have all his/her senses fully engaged, or this wouldn't have made it into print: Just as agreements can go sideways between a marriage proposal and the alter, escrows can fall apart after an […]

Word of the Week – savory

One of the email subscription services I signed up for at some point is a daily recipe. Like many of these services, which seemed like a good idea at the time, I delete most of them without opening. If the title of the recipe does not intrigue me in some way i.e. a new or […]

100 Words Expert Authors Should Know

How many of these words do you know? Can you use them in a sentence?

No There, There?

The English language has more than its share of homophones — words that sound alike, but have different spellings and meanings. It's not a problem in  oral language, but using the wrong word in written communication can be annoying, if not misleading. One set of homophones that is often misused is there, their, and they're. […]