One of the first questions new authors come to me with is, “how much is it going to cost me to hire an editor for my book?“ It seems like such a simple question, but sadly there’s just too much that goes into calculating the fees for book editing that it’s impossible to give a […]
It always surprises me how misunderstood the editing industry is by authors and writers in general. These are people I would presume would understand what goes into book editing, which means they should have a deeper understanding of why editing can feel expensive. Yet enough writers have asked me about the costs of editing, that
Congratulations on getting your first draft finished! For many people, that is a once in a lifetime accomplishment. For others, this is where they get stuck. What comes next? Editors? Proofreaders? Betareaders? First comes the break: put your draft away for a couple of days or weeks and let it simmer. When you’re ready and
How do you prepare your novel for an editor?
Self-editing is a process of reviewing and correcting your own writing. And it’s an essential piece of your workflow if you want to get paid to write, write your nonfiction book, or make money as a freelance writer. Why, then, do so many people seem to hate self-editing? I think the answer is in the
Autocrit is an online based editing tool. The keyword there is editing. And autocrit for self-editing is nothing less than brilliant. It is not a word processor. It is not there to help you write or create. It’s not a name generator. It doesn’t have tips and tricks to help you edit. It is an