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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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Make It Happen!

Filed in From the Desk of... by on January 2, 2014 4 Comments
Make It Happen!

A long time ago, someone told me that New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but keeping them is completely different. They weren’t lying. I’ve made and broken more resolutions in my life than I can keep track, but within the past few years I’ve discovered the key to sticking with my resolutions. You see, […]

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Footnotes, Endnotes, Bibliography: What Does it all Mean?

Filed in Ask the Editor by on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Footnotes, Endnotes, Bibliography: What Does it all Mean?

If you ask me, the most painstaking part of writing anything is the documentation of sources. It’s such tedious work, but do we even know why we do it? “Ethics, copyright laws and courtesy to readers require authors to identify sources of direct quotations or paraphrases and of any facts or opinions not generally known […]

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The Recipe That Bonds My Family Together

Filed in From the Desk of... by on June 18, 2013 1 Comment
The Recipe That Bonds My Family Together

Every now and again, I run across character traits that leave me wondering if I’m the black sheep of my family. Usually, it’s an action I’ve never seen anyone else do and I wonder, is it me? For instance, I love chocolate chip cookie dough, but I hate the chocolate chips in the dough. Something […]

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Portrait of Poet: Xulon Press Presents Heather Mavis Owen

Filed in From the Desk of... by on April 16, 2013 0 Comments
Portrait of Poet: Xulon Press Presents Heather Mavis Owen

Poetry is a feat not many can achieve. Only a true wordsmith is able to string together multiple lines of rhyming ends that read like a rhythmic melody in the reader’s ear. Writing poetry takes due diligence and patience because one must wait for the perfect words to come to mind, which is why, for […]

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Ask the Editor: Comma Conundrums Part I…When to Use a Semicolon

Filed in Ask the Editor by on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Ask the Editor: Comma Conundrums Part I…When to Use a Semicolon

Let me take you back to an 8th grade English class. The teacher is saying something about commas, semicolons and conjunctions. You’re pretty much lost, spacing out a bit or writing a note to your crush three seats back. Why is it so hard to remember punctuation rules? It’s probably because technical terms are not […]

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