Back in 1986 it took a lot longer to get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) from Bowker. I remember talking to the women who issued the ISBNs from an office somewhere in New Jersey. There was an administrative fee, as I recall of about $35, and once your order was placed, eventually a large […]
A review of how copyeditors different from proofreaders, and what else indie authors need to do when they get their manuscripts back from editing before they are printed.
Last year I explained how I came to partner with Betty Sargent on the first comprehensive resource guide for indie authors. And how the book, with the help of readers, launched at #1 in several categories on Amazon. It was awesome. The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide gathered over 150 reviews online, mostly very favorable. But […]
If you’ve tried dictation, you may discover that your first draft reads differently than a typed first draft. As a result, your approach to editing may need to be different.
Producing the best book possible is the common goal of authors and editors, and in this sense their relationship is a collaboration. This is both good and bad for authors, and sometimes it’s ugly, too.
What if we told you that there are some things you can do yourself when getting ready for an edit and that by doing them, you’ll save money on editing costs?
Four Options for a Fiction Manuscript Evaluation by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas explains what a manuscript evaluation can involve based on the stage you’re at in your writing, what kind of feedback you’re hoping for, and—possibly most important to you—your budget.
7 Tips for Proofreading Your Book by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas explains why you should proofread your book after it’s been laid out for print or formatted for e-reading and offers tips for how to do it.
Copyediting: It’s Not Rocket Surgery by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas provides examples of how copyediting is a process that incorporates many tasks and requires various skills.
Can Using Editing Tools Improve Your Writing? by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas discusses various approaches and tools that you can use to diagnose problems and fix your writing when editing it.