Editing is an important part of the writing process. But sometimes, it's easy to get so excited about having a first draft, it's hard to take things to the next level. Publisher's Weekly has a post about how every writer needs an editor, even if the writer is an editor. In brief, it takes a lot of courage and perseverance. These worries can go both ways. The Write Life also … [Read more...] about Editing in the Writing Process
After writing a book, the next big step is to edit it. Editing is incredibly important because it helps to make a book the best it can be, by keeping the story flow, making sure all the events are consistent, developing the characters, and even correcting grammatical and spelling errors, among many other things. It can be embarrassing when a book has not been thoroughly … [Read more...] about Why You Need an Editor (And How to Save Money Finding One)
J E Henderson, author of the Credara series, has kindly agreed to let me publish an email exchange we had, which provides some insight into why it's important for indie authors to work with editors and how to find the right one. Henderson's editor is Lynette M. Smith of All My Best Copyediting. "I found my editor by a referral," he said. "If you notice, her website says … [Read more...] about Indie Authors: Finding an Editor
My second panel at SLICE Conference consisted of another group of editors. … [Read more...] about Do Editors Really Edit?
Recently I attended the SLICE Conference, where I got to hear all about the ups and downs of self-publishing--from editors' perspectives. … [Read more...] about What Editors Think About Self-Publishing