Judy Hagey

Freelance Editor - Writer

You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you, and we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. Arthur Plotnik

You’ve spent months—years, perhaps—on your novel. And now you’re ready to share your magnum opus with the world. Or are you? An editor ensures that your readers hear the passion you bring to your work. And that’s where I come in.

I am that other set of eyes assuring that your written words convey exactly the emotion and meaning you intend. I make sure every t is crossed and every i dotted, but it’s not all about the grammar and punctuation. Does the narrative flow? Is it clear? Is the vocabulary appropriate for the target audience? The era? Are the characters realistic? Are there inconsistencies, gaps in the plot? For all these reasons and more, I urge you to invest the time in finding and hiring an editor who can make you and your work shine.

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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. […]