Author Archives: Elise Price

Are You Someone’s #MSWL?: Finding An Agent For Your Awesome New Novel


Posted by Elise Price on June 7, 2017

Writing a novel is hard. It takes dedication, self-motivation, and—if you’re anything like me—lots of caffeine and a heck of a lot of staring at blank pages. And if you’re even more like me, then you probably just can’t wait to write the ending and feel that wave of satisfaction, that comforting knowledge that you’re

So You Want To Be A Copyeditor… Or Developmental Editor… Or Proofreader?


Posted by Elise Price on April 19, 2017

When I first began editing, I used the word as a blanket term for pretty much anything I did. Corrected some spelling? Editing. Reworded a sentence that didn’t contain parallel structure? Editing. Commented to the author that I’d like to see more of a minor character who I thought could be important later on? Editing.

How Corporate Buyouts Become a Diversity Issue


Posted by Elise Price on March 8, 2017

Last year, Ashgate Publishing officially closed after it was bought out by the larger company Informa, owner of the Taylor & Francis publishing house, in 2015.   The company opened its doors in 1967 and was based in the United Kingdom, with an office in London as well as a US-based office in Burlington, Vermont.

When Publishing Really Gets Collaborative: Crowdfunding for Writers


Posted by Elise Price on February 22, 2017

As a college senior studying writing and publishing, I’ve spent much of the past four years weighing the benefits and drawbacks of traditional and self-publishing. Which is more cost-effective? How long does either process take? Which experience is more fulfilling as a first-time author? Sometimes, it seems like there are too many questions to count,

Facebook Announces WordPress Plugin for Instant Articles


Posted by Elise Price on October 5, 2016

Some people may be familiar with Facebook’s Instant Articles feature by now, which launched in May of 2015 and collaborated with a select group of publishing partners including The New York Times, BBC News, and National Geographic. The feature targets media consumers who primarily use mobile devices, optimizing articles for a mobile format and making them