August 8, 2017
The Difference between Doing a Job and Serving a Role

*While I am specifically talking about editing and editors in this post, much of this applies to ghostwriting and ghostwriters as well. When my son and nephew were seven and five years of age, my father asked them to help him do some yard work. He would pay each five dollars in exchange for their […]

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What "Adding Value" Takes Away

When does adding value devalue your business and detract from your quality of life? Most of my posts are written to help authors, and authors can certainly learn what not to do here. But, this post is specifically for other editors and service providers. I'm writing this because perhaps you too are experiencing what I've […]

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