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Erika Bennett

Erika Bennett has been a freelance editor for nearly half a decade. Before joining the Xulon team in 2010, she worked with several first time authors who wanted to test the waters of self-publishing. Her aim is to make sure great books find their way into readers' hands.

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10 Literary Devices Defined

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on June 2, 2020 0 Comments
10 Literary Devices Defined

If I had to guess, I’d say you probably haven’t heard the term “literary device” since high school English class. Well now that you’re writing a book it’s time for a refresher crash course. Literary devices are styles or tools writers can use to enhance their stories. Some literary devices are meant to add a […]

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10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 28, 2020 0 Comments
10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

Editing your own writing will never be the easiest part of the writing journey, but knowing what to look for can make the task a whole lot simpler. Working with the publishing company Xulon Press for a decade now has taught me a lot to say the least. A common mistake my editing eye has […]

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How to Eliminate Distractions When Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 22, 2020 0 Comments
How to Eliminate Distractions When Writing

Even without COVID-19 taking up extra space in our thoughts and altering how we live, having focused and uninterrupted writing time is hard. So, throw in a global pandemic, and that can really tank your creativity. Here are 10 ways to eliminate distractions when writing, so you can have your most productive writing time yet! […]

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Top 7 Book Publishing Industry Trends

Top 7 Book Publishing Industry Trends

The publishing world is never stagnant, so it can be hard to stay on top of the trends. We’ve made it a little easier for you by doing the research. Top 7 Publishing Industry Trends Happening Right Now: 1. Audiobook sales are up. If you’ve been thinking about converting your published book into an audiobook, […]

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Working With an Editor

Working With an Editor

The editing process is by far the most nerve-wracking part of the book journey for any writer. Thankfully with the help of our team of professional editors (with decades of real-world editing experience) we have compiled 10 tips for working with an editor.  1. Plan ahead. You know you’re going to need some level of […]

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