So, you've written a book; now what do you do?
Well, it isn't as simple as pressing the publish button and enjoying your success. If only it was that simple. Finishing your rough draft was easy, but what comes next is a bit harder.
There's an entire world of editing you may not know about yet!
Do you know what a developmental editor is?
Do you know what a line editor is?
Do you know what a copy editor is?
Do you know what a proofreader is?
Okay, I realize you think you know what their roles are, but there is much more to what they do than you realize.
In Editing Survival Guide for Writers, I'm going to show you:
Exactly what they do--and I'll break it down for both the fiction side and the non-fiction side.
Why you need them.
How much you can expect to pay.
How long the entire process will take
What you can do while you wait on your finished edit.
What your next steps are after the edit.
I'll also include some bonus worksheets for your work with beta readers, some helpful resources, and much more!
But the most important part of the book:
I'm going to show you how to find, evaluate, and hire your first editor by giving you a step-by-step action plan that guides you through searching for your editor, finding great referrals, and explains all the other ways professional self-published writers find quality editors.
I am a freelance editor and published nonfiction author living in the Oklahoma City area. I'm currently working on several fiction story ideas that I'd love to see published within the next couple of years.
Of course, as editors, our primary focus is to show you how to improve your current manuscript. However, those of us who are passionate about helping authors, do much more than that. In my opinion, there is no such thing as a bad writer. Some of us have more experience than others, but that is something that can be improved. None of us come into this role being the perfect author who never needs to be edited! Beyond making that manuscript better, we work to improve you as a writer by working with your unique ideas, writing goals, and audience to provide you with the best feedback that puts all of these things to work for you, rather than against you. And this will not only help your current book, but it will also help any future books you write.
Editing Survival Guide for Writers: How to Find, Evaluate, and Hire Your First Editor
We’ll talk about your ideas, goals, genre, and who you intend to reach with your work. If you need input, I’ll brainstorm with you to expand your pool of ideas. I’ll also give you marketing and promotional ideas that relate to your text when they jump out at me. After I read through and analyze your manuscript, I’ll give you feedback on not only where you can improve, but I will also show you what you did right. I’ll make corrections, suggestions, and comments throughout your manuscript. And in some cases, you’ll get extra materials along with your edited manuscript, like fact-checking reports, style guides, or any other step-by-step action plans that are appropriate for the work we do together