originally posted June 8, 2021;
no text revisions to date—
With completion of overhauling the-freelance-editor.com, the final chore of my return to full-time freelancing was to update formats and information on anEditor’s Blog—which was accomplished yesterday!
To tell the truth, updating each of the forty-eight posts I had made since 2006 was more work than I expected, but I am very pleased with the outcome. And, in addition to updating formats, links, and changes that have occurred in Chicago style over the years (you might still find a few of the older-styled “Web sites” that I missed correcting to the now preferred “websites”), I inserted notes at the ends of most posts, to share updates to the information I originally shared, and added artwork, which was an evolution in technology since I started posting to the blog. I hope that these updates will add new value.
In reviewing the posts, I surprised myself in a few instances with the information that I found and chose to share. I’ve listed a few highlights below (in no particular order) to get you started surfing and checking the content:
- The art of the rag
- The top ten mistakes authors make, new or not!: from getting-published.com
- “Ten ways to save the publishing industry”: from the Guardian
- Three years later . . .
- The “University of Google”
- Is Octavian Nothing evidence of a new age in YA lit?
- Song lyrics as writing
- Are you smarter than a fifth grader?
- How can I help with a personal history?
- The “frontier” between fiction and nonfiction
- The “fiction” in historical fiction; and the why
- Thoughts on writing, from author Ruth Rendell
- Your memories to memoirs, or a personal history
- Dear FutureMe:
- The Ultimate Gift movie and “ethical wills”
- Geriatric1927 still sharing his story on YouTube!
- New Best of Young American Novelists list announced
- Audio from National Book Awards ceremony
- What makes a best seller?
- 2007 Newbury and Caldecott winners announced
- Fast lives, small screens, short fiction
- “Book Trailers”: A new book promotion technique?
- Writing for a living: a joy or a chore?
- Thoughts on Freedom Writers (the movie)
- The new English “dialect”
Besides those informational posts, a number of other posts reminded me about the evolution (as well as setbacks and successes) of being and growing the-freelance-editor. If you’re interested, I’ve noted a few milestones here (listed chronologically, older to newer):
- I can strike through one resolution!
- You maybe haven’t missed me, but . . .
- the-freelance-editor kicks off new network of specialty sites
- A new blog face is unveiled
- Another specialty site is completed . . .
- Four of six specialty sites complete!
- A new service for clients of the-freelance-editor
- Now scheduling for late spring . . . and . . . summer?
- Reality bites!
- But sometimes the bite heals
- Moving forward on my “revival”!
- Pushing back my possible return
- Busy in the background
- You just never know . . .
- One more chore off my lists!
- Where have I been this time?
- Here’s to the year 2020!
- And, a few months . . .
Then, back to the top of this post! Enjoy the reminiscing—and, I hope, learning—and let me know about future topics for discussion. I only have a backlog of nine drafts ready for development . . .
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