2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Hannah Comerford Team

Writers are often known for being introverts. Even if your writer is more outgoing than the stereotype, the career is being practiced at home now more than ever. So let’s take a look at some ideas that might make your giftee’s life a little more comfortable and enjoyable this holiday season.

NaNoWriMo: Tailoring the Challenge to Your Needs

Sarah Yoon Writing Tips

Write 50,000 words of a new novel in 30 days. NaNoWriMo’s three simple rules—goal, medium, and time limit—are all that’s between you and your 2020 writing bragging rights. Well, maybe it’s not THAT easy, but there are a myriad ways to tailor the challenge to your writing goals.

Unpacking CMOS: Dialogue

Emily Fahey Editing Tips, Writing Tips

Whether you’re creating character dialogue or quoting nonfiction, writing speech can be a difficult job to tackle. Should you use double or single quotes? Do you need a comma? Where do you put the ending punctuation? Luckily, The Chicago Manual of Style is here to help. From the many types of discourse to faltering speech, the CMOS is your go-to …

Addressing Racism as an Editor

Karly White Editing Tips

As a summer of major cultural upheaval, partly spurred by the untimely deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbury, and Breonna Taylor, and the subsequent protests over racial inequality, continue, those of us in the editing world must ask, what, if any, changes we must make in our own work. While other industries address racism and diversity in their own ways, editing has its own issues to grapple with.

Unpacking CMOS: Citations

Hannah Comerford Technical Writing, Writing Tips

In today’s installment of Unpacking CMOS, we’d like to address those going back to school this fall. You’re likely going to be writing research papers of some kind—and that means writing citations. CMOS offers two approaches to writing citations: notes and bibliography vs. author-date. Let’s unpack the differences and benefits of each.

Team Spotlight: Inspiration

Emily Fahey Team, Writing Tips

We’re kicking off a new series this month, a spotlight feature that poses writing-related questions to our team. We hope you enjoy learning more about our team through this series, as well as getting a variety of solutions to common or tricky problems that every writer faces. In this inaugural edition, we asked the team the following question: Where do you go for inspiration as a writer?

Reading for Change

Emily Fahey Book Publishing

Last month we published our summer reading list, a wide range of books to enjoy while dealing with COVID-19, social distancing, and a summer that would be far from normal. But the world has changed yet again in the weeks since we offered our recommendations. To that end, we want to share another book list to provide educational resources for understanding and dismantling systemic racism. This is the essential work that we are all called to, in this moment and always.

Three Benefits of Having an Editorial Calendar

Emily Fahey Content Marketing, Marketing

Editorial calendars are useful tools for blogs and social media content. It takes early and focused planning to create a well-functioning editorial calendar that serves your needs, but there are many benefits to making this investment of time in your content planning.

Eight Books for Your Stay-at-Home Summer Reading

Rachel Sandell Book Publishing, Team

As summer nears, the world is still being impacted heavily by coronavirus disease. We here at The Scribe Source want to share a summer reading challenge with a wide range of genres to feed your bookish hunger. If your TBR list is looking bare, then we’ve got you covered!