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Ms. Van Herrin, I have a simple question for you.  I stumped for a word.  What do you call a fictitious name for authoring some kind of writing?  As an example, I believe Steven King used the name "Bachman" (I think) when he first authored a few novels.  Thanks so much for your help and volunteering.  You do a great service for others!

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Dear Chad,

Thank you for writing and for your very kind words! You are very thoughtful.

I believe the word you're seeking is "pseudonym," or "nom de plume," (if you really want to get "French and fancy" about it), SMILE or "pen name." Any one of those will do.

Hope this helps --

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Catherine Van Herrin  

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Catherine Van Herrin

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I am an American-born, native English speaker with a BA in English and more than 26 years of professional editing, writing, and proofreading experience. I have edited several books and book-length manuscripts. References and titles available upon request.

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I can use British-English or American-English, and I am very familiar with Chicago and AP style.

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More than 26 years' U.S. publishing industry experience, editorial (print). I provide crystal-clear, clean grammar; strict attention to style, consistency, flow, logic, accuracy, and spelling, and I work quickly and efficiently.

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AA, Liberal Arts, Anderson College, Anderson, South Carolina. BA, English, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Post-graduate concentration: Post-war Irish poetry and early 18th century English fiction, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas.

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