Contact Me. Feel free to write, email or call me at Dave King Editorial Services, 209 March Road Ashfield, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 413 522-7582. Anyone whose writing could be better than it is needs editing. I accept writers at all skill levels, from beginners on their first draft to published writers who sense that their new book isn't quite all that it could be. Sample diagnostic reading reports All the editing I do is custom work, tailored to your needs and budget, but the place to begin is always with a diagnostic reading of your manuscript. I need to know your strengths and weaknesses, and you need to know if I'm the right editor for you. So I'll read your manuscript carefully and send you a report on what works, what needs work, and what your next step should be.
Give Life. by Dave King. Set designers often create the illusion that a living room set is a real place rather than a collection of furniture and backdrops by putting. Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited. Renni Browne, once senior editor for William Morrow and other companies, left mainstream publishing in 1980 to found The Editorial Department, a national book-editing company. Dave King is a contributing editor at Writer's Digest. He also works as an independent editor in his home in rural Ashfield, Massachusetts. In the space of no more than five minutes, I heard several different people put forth their theories -- all equally probable or preposterous -- as to who and what he was.
Dave King Editorial Services. 179 likes. Comprehensive, professional, affordable editing by the co-author of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. You can. Thanks to you and your editing help, I feel now (as I once felt on the ramp at Birkenau) that I crossed over a barrier . You helped to give literary grace to my writing which lifted this subject to the level it deserves.
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Dave King; Born 3 August. special investigator at the South African Revenue Service. King was close friends with South African golfer Gary Player and caddied. Current studies include the effects of habitat restoration on breeding prairie warblers, habitat-specific abundance and survival of wintering migrant songbirds in the Caribbean, Honduras and Belize, identifying area thresholds for breeding shrubland birds and native bees in gaps, migratory movements and stopover ecology of songbirds in the Gulf of Maine, forecasting the effects of climate change on spruce-fir birds, the effects of urbanization on forest birds, and developing market-based approaches for forest conservation in Latin America. My interests are in applied conservation research, including the effects of forest management, climate change, urbanization, habitat restoration and agroforestry on Neotropical migrants during breeding, migration and stopover, with an emphasis on full life cycle conservation. This multidisciplinary approach combines ecology, ornithology and conservation biology with advanced sampling, statistical and modeling techniques to evaluate the relationship between habitat conditions and stressors with the abundance and fitness of birds and other organisms. I have worked on the effects of forest management on mature forest birds, the ecology of shrubland birds in silvicultural openings, powerline corridors, beaver meadows and pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, the winter ecology of the endangered golden-cheeked and golden-winged warblers, habitat selection and habitat-specific survival of mature forest birds during the postfledging period, the value of agroforestry habitats for the conservation of wintering migrant songbirds, and the effects of habitat management on native bees. Americans care for wildlife and wild places, and birds are a conspicuous component of our wildlife resource that attracts millions of bird watching enthusiasts annually. Many bird species are declining and require habitat management for their numbers to persist. This is particularly true of disturbance dependent species, the focus of much of my research. These populations are vulnerable at all stages of the annual cycle, and thus, my research includes study of the habitats needed for breeding, migration and over wintering.
Some are working to hone basic skills, such as the writing of action or dialogue, and some wish to refine their work at the most basic level, usually through line-editing for style, content and clarity. Of course, many clients request some combination of these services, so that my job falls somewhere on the spectrum between. How is coaching line-editing different from what other editors do? By working fifty pages at a time, I give you a chance to study what I do and apply it to your own work. Together, we work through your manuscript in fifty-page batches. This hands-on approach builds your basic writing skills in a way that applies to everything you write. It's impossible to evaluate your plot or character development without knowing where your story is headed. Coaching editing is like a writing seminar, focused exclusively on your manuscript. You can pay by check, money order, or through Paypal, where most credit cards are accepted. In non-fiction, I need to evaluate the individual elements against the overall structure.
Rep. Dave Reichert, who won’t run in 2018, deserves thanks for more than 40 years of public service as a member of the U. S. Air Force Reserve, as King County deputy. By Dave King (Click the links to view Paul Ferris's original or my rewrite) Dear Paul, No matter how good your book, you can't sell it if you can't get an agent to read it. But unless you've got a personal contact, getting an agent to read it depends entirely on your query letter. That single page may be the most important piece of writing you'll ever do. Note: "single page." Brevity is the heart of a good query letter. Agents (everything I say applies to acquisitions editors, as well) have to plow through thousands of queries a year, so yours will probably get skipped if it runs on for more than a page. Because many agents specialize (medical memoirs, historical novels with a female protagonist, dragon fantasy fiction …) you need first to tell them what your book is about.
Writing Advice. The Fifty-Page Dash. by Dave King. When I asked an agent recently how she decided whether to take on a manuscript, she told me she asked for. Comprehensive line edit, including proofreading, correction of punctuation, and much more for what comparable book editors charge for proofreading alone Check out my fee calculator to determine your approximate cost My name is Michael Garrett, and I invite you to review my impressive editorial credentials and client testimonials. My book editing qualifications are among the best you'll find. Fiction of all genres (except hard sci-fi and children’s books) and most non-fiction.
Professional fiction editing services. Co-author of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. More than 25 years' experience. When I met Dave King, I was a struggling, frustrated writer with a couple of unpublished novels and no clear idea how to make them publishable. I shared my manuscripts with Dave, who read them carefully and offered concrete, constructive suggestions for improving my writing and storytelling skills. Thanks in large part to Dave's advice, I now have seven published novels and I'm under contract to write two more. His influence on me was so great that when I'm writing I still hear his voice in my head, telling me what's good and what isn't so hot. I’ve been working with writers and their manuscripts for twenty-five years, aiding scribblers of (mostly) fiction and nonfiction to publish the clearest, most polished versions of their projects. And as a long-time teacher of writing at New York University, I also have a history of mentoring new writers as they hash out their first drafts.
Testimonials. Many, MANY years ago, I read your book "Self-Editing for Fiction Writers" on a whim. I'd always dabbled in writing, but never felt I could make a. In addition to editing everything from YA to harrowing memoirs, with romance, mysteries, and historicals in between, I am the co-author of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, now in its second edition, with more than 100,000 sold. An independent editor since 1987, I'm a former contributing editor at . Many of my magazine pieces on the art of writing have been anthologized in The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing and in The Writer's Digest Writing Clinic. I share a small home in the hills of western Massachusetts with Ruth Julian, my wife of twenty years. We often watch bears, beaver, deer, ducks, muskrat, fox, wild turkeys, and the occasional bobcat wander around in the yard and pond.
Dave Coulier, Actor Fuller House. Dave Coulier was born on September 21, 1959 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, USA as David Alan Coulier. He is an actor, known for. In addition to editing everything from YA to harrowing memoirs, with romance, mysteries, and historicals in between, Dave King is the co-author of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, now in its second edition, with more than 100,000 sold. An independent editor since 1987, he’s a former contributing editor at Writer’s Digest. Many of his magazine pieces on the art of writing have been anthologized in The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing and in The Writer’s Digest Writing Clinic. He shares a small home in the hills of western Massachusetts with Ruth Julian, his wife of twenty years. They often watch bears, beaver, deer, ducks, muskrat, fox, wild turkeys, and the occasional bobcat wander around in the yard and pond.
In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert. By Dave King Set designers often create the illusion that a living room set is a real place rather than a collection of furniture and backdrops by putting a door in the back wall, facing the audience. Whenever a character opens the door, the audience gets a glimpse of a bit of wallpaper, a light fixture, perhaps an end table — just enough detail to give the impression that the living room has a hallway, and hence an entire house, behind it. As a writer, you want to do the same thing with the fictional world you create. You can't show your characters' entire lives to your readers any more than a set designer can put an entire house on stage. Yet you want your readers to feel your characters are real people with lives that extend beyond the boiled-down version you've shown them. How do you create the sense that there are unwritten details just out of sight around the corners of your story?
Writing Advice. Purple Prose, and What To Do Until the Doctor Arrives. by Dave King. Overwritten prose. It's the bane of every writer's very existence, corrupting. Adjunct Associate Professor/ Research Wildlife Biologist USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Amherst Forest Wildlife Management I study wildlife ecology and conservation, particularly in relation to habitat management. Neotropical migrant songbirds are my specialty; however I also work with other taxa including mammals, snakes, native bees and non-passerines, as well as Paleotropical migrants. Eastern Whip-poor-will Breeding Ecology in Relation to Habitat Management in a Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Barren. My research includes the study of forest bird responses to different silvicultural systems, forest roads and urban development, the abundance and nesting success of shrubland birds in relation to forest management, powerline transmission corridors, wildlife openings and pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, and the habitat selection and habitat-specific survival of birds during the post-fledging period. I conduct local and regional studies of the elevational distribution and ecology of obligate spruce-fir birds, including analyses of the effects of climate change and other anthropogenic stressors on their populations. I study habitat-specific abundance and survival of priority migrant birds during the non-breeding period in managed and natural habitats, as well as carryover effects using stable isotopes, and migratory stopover using nanotags. These findings are synthesized and integrated into regional assessments and optimization procedures to provide science-based recommendations for accommodating native biodiversity in the face of anthropogenic influences. My work takes place throughout eastern North American, as well as Central America, the Caribbean, Asia and Central Europe. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Lake States Pollinator Project, 2017, USFS R9 – $63,577 (with J. Biodiversity conservation in agroforestry landscapes: challenges and opportunitites.
About Dave King. Dave King. In addition to editing everything from YA to harrowing memoirs, with romance, mysteries, and historicals in between, I am the. To say that Foo Fighters front man and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is not a fan of televised singing contests is like saying Simon Cowell is only a tad prickly. Grohl continued: "It's destroying the next generation of musicians! "When I think about kids watching a TV show like , then they think, 'Oh, okay, that's how you become a musician, you stand in line for eight f****** hours with 800 people at a convention centre and then you sing your heart out for someone and then they tell you it's not f****** good enough.' Can you imagine? Musicians should go to a yard sale and buy an old f****** drum set and get in their garage and just suck. And get their friends to come in and they'll suck, too. And then they'll f******* start playing and they'll have the best time they've ever had in their lives and then all of a sudden they'll become Nirvana. Just a bunch of guys that had some s***** old instruments and they got together and started playing some noisy-a** s***, and they became the biggest band in the world. You don't need a f****** computer or the Internet or Grohl's broadside has been burning up Twitter in past few days, where users have called it, "Just too good" and others have said, "This is why I love Dave Grohl." Grohl obviously had singing contests on his mind back in March. In his keynote speech at the SXSW festival he implored musicians to find their voice and "Cherish it. Stretch it and scream until it's gone." You aren't going to find your voice on That same month he took another swipe at singing contests in an interview with NME.
Posts about Dave King Editorial Services written by gabrielswharf Is a talk show host on Seattle's KIRO-FM radio station, with whom he had been a news anchor from 1978 until his talk show started nine years later in 1987. He has sometimes broadcast his show while on assignment in other locations, including overseas, such as Baghdad, Iraq in April 2004. Ross is also heard on the CBS Radio Network, where he provides daily political commentary. Ross was the 2004 Democratic Party candidate for the U. House of Representatives for Washington's 8th congressional district. For more than three decades in his spare time he has been performing with the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society. He started his broadcast career at the age of 15 at WVIP in Mt. After graduating from Cornell University in 1973, where he was a member of the Cornell University Glee Club and the Quill and Dagger society, Ross worked as a reporter at WSB in Atlanta, Georgia from 1973 to 1978. In addition to hosting his talk show on radio station KIRO (AM) in Seattle, Ross broadcasts a national daily commentary on the CBS Radio Network. From 1983-2004 he hosted and produced the first syndicated daily radio report on computers, for the Associated Press, called Chip Talk.
Whatever your profession, you often need to express yourself in writing to communicate and persuade. I'll help your prose reach its full potential. By editors Renni Browne and Dave King because several of my editing colleagues recommended it as a solid resource for authors. There are many books on how to write and comparatively few on how to edit your own writing. Yet this is such a critical task for writers if they want to submit a solid manuscript for further editing or publishing. I was really looking forward to reading through this book, and I’m glad to say it was a winner. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers " data-medium-file="https://doorwaybetweenworlds.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/self-editing-for-fiction-writers.jpg? w=199&h=300" data-large-file="https://doorwaybetweenworlds.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/self-editing-for-fiction-writers.jpg? w=332" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1727" src="https://doorwaybetweenworlds.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/self-editing-for-fiction-writers.jpg? w=199&h=300" alt="Self-Editing for Fiction Writers" width="199" height="300" srcset="https://doorwaybetweenworlds.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/self-editing-for-fiction-writers.jpg? w=199&h=300 199w, https://doorwaybetweenworlds.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/self-editing-for-fiction-writers.jpg? w=100&h=150 100w, https://doorwaybetweenworlds.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/332w" sizes="(max-width: 199px) 100vw, 199px" / is focused on the details of stylistic editing. The authors assume that you have already dealt with the larger structural concerns of plot, character arc, and theme. The book covers a broad range of topics relating to the mechanics of editing: showing vs.
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