Stacy Juba, the founder of Shortcuts for Writers, helps fiction and creative nonfiction writers of all levels who want to simplify the writing and editing process so they can save time and money. She published her first novel at age eighteen, and over the years has written sweet and sassy chick lit novels, mysteries about determined women sleuths, and entertaining books for young adults and children. Her novels have been ranked as #5 and #11 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy is also a freelance developmental editor and line editor, a creator of online courses for writers, and an award-winning journalist who has published more than 3,000 articles. Check out her free and paid resources for writers at

Nervous about grammar or how to use punctuation correctly?

Me too!

That’s why I asked author and editor Stacy Juba to write a chapter on exactly this topic so you can edit your own work with confidence.

Launch Pad: The Countdown to Writing Your Book, is the eagerly anticipated book that will give you just the right balance of inspiration, skill building, and a toolbox of writing craft tips. A literal Launch Pad for your writing career.

Stacy Juba gives you the last word on the Oxford Comma and how to use it. Colons and semicolons, not to mention ellipses… how and when to use them!

Get a head start by downloading her top ten tips on how to clean up your novel in a handy, free, pdf download you can access here: