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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 Do I Get Pictures and Permissions For My Book?

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Get Pictures and Permissions For My Book?

Question of the year, right? Well, it feels that way to us.  Here at Xulon Press, we consistently hear this question, so we decided to blog on it for you and for anyone else who might need it in the future. These are the basics of photo permissions and although it can seem daunting at […]

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Ask the Editor: You Complete Me…Footnotes vs. Endnotes

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Ask the Editor: You Complete Me…Footnotes vs. Endnotes

Here at Xulon Press, we as editors often see footnote and endnote citations in many of our authors’ books. Footnotes and endnotes are great elements to give your material more clout, whether it is fiction, non-fiction or even academic material. Both are effective in adding credibility to you as a writer and solidifying the body […]

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Ask the Editor: The Grammar Debate

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Ask the Editor: The Grammar Debate

So you thought this would be a post on which grammar rules are official and which ones are made up. That’s not where we’re headed. This is more of a duel than a debate – as in, the dueling forms of grammar all contained in one manuscript. Being the author, you decide which grammar rules […]

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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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