Hi, welcome to the blog at Ajatar Editing. Are you a fiction writer looking to get your work ready for readers to enjoy? Great, that’s what I post about!
My sister is the reason I edit fiction. She’s been writing books since she could hold a pencil but unfortunately something always holds her back from publishing. So while I write posts with her in mind, maybe you can benefit from our escapades too.
Seven essential insights I discovered by writing three books.
What does it take to write a book or three? I recently came to the end of my third and final ghostwritten book. To celebrate, I’m sharing some of the insights I gained. Important takeaway: you’re a writer because you write.Keep reading
Can AI writing help with the emotional demands of fiction editing?
Life is full of challenges; can AI writing help me with any of them? I asked ChatGPT about reducing harmful bias in fiction, solving childhood malnutrition, and to generate a fictional scene.Keep reading
Is professional editing & proofreading training worth it, or can you learn for free?
What’s the point of professional editing and proofreading training if you can learn almost anything for free online? Does it matter if your editor has qualifications or is a member of a professional organization? I’ll share my training journey with you and some of my favourite free and paid training resources.Keep reading
Indispensable tools for editing your novel.
Editors are really good at looking things up, and you can be too. Here are some of my favourite editing resources. Many are free and others might be a worthwhile investment for your writing if you’re on a budget, plan to write multiple books, or want to learn editing yourself.Keep reading
How to get your book edited when you can’t afford an editor.
Does professional editing sound like a significant investment you’re not sure you’re ready for? Use these tips to make the most of your professional editing budget and bring overall costs down.Keep reading
Finding the courage to start your own business by focusing on who you know you can help: a fiction editor’s story.
I never thought I’d be brave enough to run my own business. Here’s how I got started.Keep reading
Five things to consider before writing and publishing a book.
Writing a book takes time, but think of it as an investment in your long-term goals.Keep reading
Which type of editing would benefit your book the most?
Well-written books have been well-edited, ensuring your hard work results in readers enjoying your story without being distracted by puzzling plot holes, lacklustre characters, ambiguous grammar, or pesky typos.Keep reading
How to edit the first draft of your novel: a guide to rewriting
Have you written the first draft of your book, but you’re not sure what to do next? Here’s what I do. I hope some of the following steps will help you revise the first draft of your manuscript too.Keep reading
Top 10 tips to proofread your own work more accurately
Tips to help you slow down, look at your work differently, and catch more of those pesky typos, spelling and punctuation errors, and grammatical mistakes.Keep reading
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I don’t spend all my time bullying my sister to finish her next book.
As well as editing and proofreading for clients, I’m also a ghostwriter and creative writing judge with a focus on giving honest and helpful feedback to emerging writers.
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