• Terms & Conditions

    1.         These terms & conditions apply to any work done for the Client (you) by me (Karen McKellar | IndieCat Editorial). 2.         The Client is under no obligation to offer me work; neither am I under any obligation to accept work offered by the Client. 3.         I will provide service(s) as mutually agreed, confirmed in […]

  • Developmental Edit or Manuscript Critique?

    What is the difference between a manuscript critique and a full developmental edit? What can you expect from each service and which might be best for your circumstances? The basics Developmental editing focuses on the so-called “big picture” elements of a book – the plot, characterisation, theme, structure and so on. Just to confuse things […]

  • How to establish a writing routine

    While some writers can finish a book in a fast sprint, for most of us it’s more of a marathon. A writing project can take months or even years to complete, requiring commitment, freedom from distraction, and, hopefully, a writing routine. It also helps if you can build up confidence and self-belief, not to mention […]

  • Don’t Make This Mistake With Your Novel

    When writing about familiar and unfamiliar locations in the same novel, ensure they are balanced and equally well-drawn. This means location research. In my last post, I talked about how easy it is to research distant locations online with the help of the internet. This leads me to a problem I’ve sometimes seen when writers […]