Editing & Editors

Elements Of A Manuscript Critique

Elements Of A Manuscript Critique

Manuscript critique services The three primary reasons you want to hire a book editor for a manuscript critique and evaluation: You want to know: 1) Is it salable? 2) Is it good enough to offer to a literary agent or publisher? 3) Should you go through the expense of...

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How Your Book Editor Estimates Cost

How Your Book Editor Estimates Cost

You want to know how much your editing will cost and how an editor comes up with the estimate. But where does this estimate come from? It’s natural to want to know that bottom line immediately, but a professional editor can’t give you that estimate without seeing the...

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10 Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Book Editor

10 Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Book Editor

Even for those people who’ve established themselves with successful careers outside the publishing world, editing is a brand new and unfamiliar experience. For this reason, it’s important to find an editor whose experience closely matches your needs.

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4 Common Objections to Hiring a Freelance Editor

4 Common Objections to Hiring a Freelance Editor

A professional editor is an objective, critical second eye that every author, especially one who is self-publishing, needs to ensure their final product is the very best it can be. The editing and proofreading process seems like an expensive undertaking, so many...

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Why Book Editors Need Samples Before Quoting A Price

Why Book Editors Need Samples Before Quoting A Price

The #1 question we get is: “How much will it cost to edit my book?” Here's why book editors can't give you a blind price quote: The Writer Is English your first language? Did you ace every English class you took? Do you write in dialect or “proper English?” Are you a...

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33 Essential Self-Editing Tips for Writers

33 Essential Self-Editing Tips for Writers

When I copy edit a manuscript, I make at least hundreds—and usually thousands—of changes to adhere to the rules of grammar, Merriam-Webster, and Chicago Manual of Style (the “bible” of the book publishing industry). By adhering to the 33 tips below, you can do a...

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