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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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Compassion in Action: Interview with Xulon Author Jacki Dirksmeyer

Filed in Author Inspirations by on December 21, 2015 1 Comment
Compassion in Action: Interview with Xulon Author Jacki Dirksmeyer

Editor Krystina Murray interviews Xulon author Jacki Dirksmeyer on her faith and the practice of “breaking bread” are impacting her local community. Feed My Peeps is an organization in St. Louis, Missouri geared toward delivering food from local restaurants, caterers, farmer’s markets, and schools. Founded by Jacki Dirksmeyer in 2012, Feed My Peeps keeps many homeless […]

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Say “Merry Christmas” with Shareable Social Media Images from Xulon Press!

Filed in Author Inspirations by on December 16, 2015 0 Comments
Say “Merry Christmas” with Shareable Social Media Images from Xulon Press!

Christmas is a time for sharing, so here’s a little something we’d like to share with you…Festoon your social media pages with good cheer and BOOKS! We’ve created some original holiday images for you to use on your Facebook and Twitter accounts. […]

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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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True Life: Finding Creative Purpose from Life’s Struggles

Filed in Author Inspirations by on November 16, 2015 6 Comments
True Life: Finding Creative Purpose from Life’s Struggles

Xulon Press employee Elizabeth Marrero talks about how God used her biggest struggle to give birth to her creative purpose — and the book she’s publishing because of it. When we moved back to the United States from Puerto Rico, I struggled with English. It was all Chinese to me (though it was English… ::kick drum, snare, […]

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