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.
Writers think editors charge too much. Editors think authors don't respect the work they do.
Though we both love the same industry, we sit on opposite sides of the fence. But why? Both of us are passionate about storytelling, aren't we?
Throughout my growing career as an editor I've learned two things:
Authors don't really know what editors do.
Editors still look through the same rose-colored glasses.
But I truly believe there is a way we can all come together--to understand the value each of us offers our industry, and to respect the boundaries of each others' limitations.
Editing Survival Guide for Writers: How to Find, Evaluate, and Hire Your First Editor
Over the next several weeks, I worked hard to figure out how I was going to fix this problem. In the end, as you can see, I worked with the talents I was gifted with at birth. I began constructing a narrative to helps writers and editors from all over the globe come together for one powerful mission—to work together to make the written word much more impactful. Both of us are responsible for that mission, but we do it in different ways. You’re going to learn a lot about how I do that throughout this book.