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Taylor Graham

Taylor Graham comes to Xulon’s editorial team with over five years of experience writing, editing, and proofreading. Prior to joining Xulon, she worked as a freelance writer and editor, a copywriter for NBC Universal, and an advertising rater for Google. She is most passionate about the written word, the great state of California, and the Be the Match National Marrow Donor Program.

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Writing Tips: 5 Things Every Devotional Should Contain

Filed in Writing Tips by on February 19, 2016 2 Comments
Writing Tips: 5 Things Every Devotional Should Contain

One of the most popular types of manuscripts we publish at Xulon Press is a devotional. While a writing a devotional may sound like a simple task, there are many that lack the basic “bones” every devotional needs to be successful (and most of all, helpful to the reader). So, here’s a list of what […]

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Self-Editing: What To Leave On the Cutting Room Floor

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on December 28, 2015 5 Comments
Self-Editing: What To Leave On the Cutting Room Floor

Often when I am thumbing through submissions at Xulon, reading a manuscript for our critique service, or simply editing a whole manuscript, I quickly pick up on a lot of material that is—in a word—unnecessary. If you’ve ever gotten our Editorial Critique, Manuscript Review, or had your book edited by me, you’ve more than likely received a comment or […]

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Why Do Authors Pay Per Word For Editing?

Filed in Ask the Editor by on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Why Do Authors Pay Per Word For Editing?

Many authors often ask us, “Why do editors charge per word for their services?” This is a valid question with an answer that may come as a surprise, or perhaps be an “Aha” moment for some, once explained in detail. To explain in layman’s terms, without getting too complicated: editors charge per word because any […]

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“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 12, 2015 4 Comments
“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

  Are you writing and self-publishing a children’s book? It’s vital to consider a few critical questions, which will ultimately determine your word choices and content within your book. Aside from deciding the basics, such as fiction or non-fiction and the theme or overall topic, the next most important thing to determine is your target […]

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Establishing Rapport and Credibility

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on April 16, 2015 0 Comments
Establishing Rapport and Credibility

One of the things I find myself telling authors–especially those who have written nonfiction books with Xulon—is that they must establish rapport and credibility with their readers before anyone begins reading their book. This is vital for a number of reasons, but perhaps the most important reason is that as an author, you want any […]

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