Blog Relaunch in 2017

Blog Relaunch in 2017

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I’m excited to announce upcoming changes to my blog. This year has been full of new experiences and great life changes. In May, we welcomed our son into the world and I discovered it’s crazy hard to raise a child, run a business, and give my blog the attention it needs all at the same time. It’s just not possible to devote three or four hours to composing a blog post. So instead of using my blog to exclusively teach about grammar, I’m going to use it to write about my life as a freelance editor, wife, mother, Christian, and friend. To alleviate the time it takes to proof my posts, I’m going to let you take advantage of editing errors that slip through.

How does it work?

For every mechanical error you find in my posts, you’ll earn two entries in my quarterly drawing for any book on my reviews page. Want extra entries? Give me the rule number* too! Just leave your findings in the comments and you’ll be entered to win. And just because I love to hear from you, any general comment you leave on each blog post will earn you another entry for the drawing. We’ll start the entries with this post and the first drawing will be March 31, 2017.

I hope you enjoy the new format of my blog as well as getting to know me and my life a little better.

Pleasant penning,

Rachel Newman
Freelance Editor and Indexer
Certified Paralegal

*Rules must be from the Chicago Manual of Style or the Christian Writer’s Manual of Style.

Rachel E. Newman holds a BS degree from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. She is a member of the Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, serves as a judge for the Excellence in Editing Award given by the Christian Editor Connection, and serves as a faculty member for PENCON, the only conference for editors in the Christian market.

PENCON 2017 will be held May 4–6, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn how to enter the editing field or enhance an already established career. Network with other editors, and meet with the speakers one-on-one. For more information, visit

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    • Yes! I hope so, DJ! You’re my first entrant. As a special surprise, I’m putting your name in twice. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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