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Brittnee Newman

Brittnee Newman, Marketing & Communications Strategist for Xulon Press, has been a blogger, freelance journalist and editor for just over half a decade. She joined Xulon Press as an editor in 2012, and now supports the company within the Marketing Department. Follow her on Twitter at @XulonBrittnee.

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Celebrations, Sweater Weather and Pretty Pink Ribbons: An Ode to October at Xulon Press

Filed in From the Desk of... by on October 4, 2013 1 Comment
Celebrations, Sweater Weather and Pretty Pink Ribbons: An Ode to October at Xulon Press

I love the month of October. Football season is in full swing, pumpkin coffee permeates the air at the coffee shop where I write and—mysteriously—crystal dishes of mini chocolate bars appear on every desk. In Florida, we don’t get the same spectacle of changing forestry as other regions, but the temp drops below ninety, teasing […]

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Ask the Editor: Moving Foreword

Filed in Ask the Editor by on September 26, 2013 6 Comments
Ask the Editor: Moving Foreword

I confess: I started to do a bit of research on the history of the Foreword and had to force myself to stop almost immediately when I began deeper investigation of philology and the Dutch, or possibly German, roots of the word itself. (It happens like that for me sometimes. Research is addicting.) A previous […]

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Love to Teach, Teach to Love

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Love to Teach, Teach to Love

Written by: Eddie Cruz Teaching—or perhaps more broadly, education—is something that’s very close to my heart, and it takes an extraordinarily special person to do it well. (Do it well is, of course, the pertinent bit there.) So this post is, I suppose, a sort of very personal case study: Following a massive failure by […]

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Ask the Editor: Front Matters

Filed in Ask the Editor by on July 25, 2013 14 Comments
Ask the Editor: Front Matters

Until recently, most incoming manuscripts to Xulon HQ had a title page and, maybe, an Acknowledgements page. This month, however, we have been inundated with Prefaces, Introductions, Author’s Notes, Forewords, and every flavor of frontmatter that only people who are paid to care about can actually define. Usually.

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From the Desk of the Editor: Xulon Press Salutes the Troops

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From the Desk of the Editor: Xulon Press Salutes the Troops

Here at Xulon Press, we’re embracing all things American in July. We’ve debated the nuances of self-publishing historical and political writing, but we’d be grossly remiss if we didn’t recognize the individuals who protect our right to pen those opinions so freely.

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