When editing a novel, a writer needs to switch from self-focused — which you needed to be in the creative flow — to reader focused.
You want to don’t want to spend a ton of money to write (and sell) an amazing book, but editing is not something you want to skip. A book littered with grammatical errors and typos screams amateur.
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.
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?
Dear Author: Deciding on a Voice by David Carr. Seeing the nuances of “voice” and how to use it in editors’ letters
A Book Editor Speaks: The Challenge of the First Chapters by David Carr explores ways the editor can help an author deal with the first chapters of her book
Making the Author-Editor Connection: The Importance of Being Edited by Anne Ross. How to find, work with, and budget for editing of your self-published book
Self-Publishing Bang for the Buck means no matter what, you should get your book edited and hire a book cover designer to prepare your book for the market.
6 Tips to Speed Up Production When You Self Publish a Book, and ways to not let your project get hung up before you can go to press