The art of the rag

originally posted August 17, 2013
May 2021: reformatted; some text revised as needed

I don’t know if that raised your eyebrows or not, but unless you are an instructional designer you may not have known what “the rag” is. In simple terms, in publishing, the rag is the uneven, or ragged, edge of a block  … continue reading

You just never know . . .

originally posted March 2, 2013
May 2021: reformatted; one link deleted; no text revisions

You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but the-freelance-editor is once again located in Raleigh, North Carolina!  No; I never thought I would be back, either (I never even thought I would leave Orlando), but when a good opportunity knocked  … continue reading

The top ten mistakes authors make, new or not!: from

originally posted November 2, 2012
May 2021: reformatted; one link updated; some text revised as needed

Off the bat, let me warn you that I do not endorse the website, or the related website, or any of the products and services mentioned there, because I do not know anything about them; however, I  … continue reading

“Ten ways to save the publishing industry”: from the Guardian

originally posted October 28, 2012
May 2021: reformatted; no text revisions to date

For several days, now, I’ve been thinking about an article/commentary that appeared in the October 12, 2012, online version of the Manchester Guardian, “Ten ways to save the publishing industry.” Crafted by experienced publisher Colin Robinson, the article has  … continue reading