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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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The Recipe That Bonds My Family Together

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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

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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

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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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Ask the Editor: How to Outline a Non-Fiction Book

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Ask the Editor: How to Outline a Non-Fiction Book

If you asked me to list the three fears I picked up in high school English, they would be diagramming sentences, red ink and outlining. I’ve never gotten past my red ink complex, but I can now see the true value in outlining any writing project before touching fingers to the keyboard. Contractors don’t build […]

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From the Desk of the Editorial Manager: My Path to Self-Publishing

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From the Desk of the Editorial Manager: My Path to Self-Publishing

My road to the self-publishing side of the book industry was a path I least expected. Besides the short-lived dream I had in middle school to become a meteorologist, I had always envisioned that I would work with books in some sense. Like most writers, I thought the only way to publishing was through a […]

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