Ever read the children's book Don't Touch the Button? Here is the adult version! This was funny until I realized I'm getting on a plane in less than a few days. I'm headed to Amsterdam, Belgium, and Germany. Wonder what kind of editing funnies I'll see while I'm on vacation? Back to the point—word placement matters!
Historical romance is one of my favorite genres to edit. This sweet Regency novella by Meredith Bond is set in exotic India. A good Indian girl peeking out from behind her veil. A handsome Englishman determined to find adventure. Two people dare to dream the impossible. Lakshmi Rai has never been your ordinary good Bengali girl. … Continue reading Under the Mango Tree by Meredith Bond
Are you dangling your participles? A misplaced modifier can make you an accidental comedian. A dangling modifier is a word or phrase that modifies a word not clearly stated in the sentence. A modifier describes, clarifies, or gives more detail about a concept. Think of modifiers as arrows shot from a bow, and the words they … Continue reading Grammar Giggles from The Editing Hall: Dangling Participles
Yes, I have a weakness for historical romance—Regency in particular. Working with this author has been a treat for both of those reasons. This is the second in Dayna Quince's Fated Love series. This is a great series for spicy Regency lovers. AMAZON iBooks NOOK KOBO Can a single … Continue reading Sweet Torture by Dayna Quince (Book 2 Fated Love Series)
Paranormal romance fans will love this new series by Valerie Twombly. I edited the first book, "His Burning Desire" included in the Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World. I was very excited when Valerie decided to expand this into a new series with dragon shifters. It's her same sizzling heat between characters with the addition … Continue reading Rescue Me by Valerie Twombly: Book 2 in Sparks of Desire series.
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Do you like your Regency on the steamy side? This was a fun and sexy edit for me. Try the first book in the Fated For Love series by Dayna Quince. Masquerading as a maid, Lilly loses all hope of returning to the life she once knew. How did she get here? She has no … Continue reading Mine All Mine by Dayna Quince
Regency is one of my favorite genres. I recently took a class to learn the nuances of title usage and Regency slang and manners. I thought it would benefit my historical clients and improve my knowledge as a reader. There is nothing more irritating than finding an obvious gaffe in a historical romance. Check out … Continue reading A Gentleman Thief by Meredith Bond
Still Not Over You is Book # 5 in Barbara Lohr's Man From Yesterday series. I love editing this contemporary romance series and this book did not disappoint. Lohr puts a spin on the typical romantic tale by beginning with a couple divorced for the past year. She pulls the heartstrings as they struggle with … Continue reading Still Not Over You by Barbara Lohr
Wow! This is what makes it all worthwhile. Thanks for allowing The Editing Hall to be a part of your journey! Congratulations to Paul on this intense psychological thriller and dark romance. I've never read anything quite like it! "The Editing Hall honed the dramatic flow and fine-tuned grammar and dramatic unfolding for the 2017 … Continue reading Congrats to Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III