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The Real Cost of Editing

The cost of editing can vary between the type you’re looking for and the state of your manuscript. This article will talk about the average cost of editing, as well as some of the factors that can increase or decrease the amount you’ll be looking to dish out.

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Developmental or Copy Editing. Which one is right for you? [Updated 4/20/17]

For a lot of indie writers, simply finishing their book can seem to be such an insurmountable task, and then you have to think about editing. What type of editing is right for you? What are the different types? In this article we’re going to take a look at the three most common types of editing you’ll be looking for, Developmental Editing, Copy Editing, and Proofreading.

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Outlining A Novel IV

Thank you for coming back to another episode of Outlining by Jeremy Menefee. If you are behind or haven't started reading them yet, you can use the links below to read the older posts: Basics of Outlining 1-line Synopsis 4 Paragraph Summary This time Jeremy will...
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What Are Alpha/Beta Readers? Do I Need Them?

What Are Alpha/Beta Readers? Do I Need Them?

You may be one of many who looks at the title of this article and wonders just what in the world I’m talking about. Alpha and beta readers? Isn’t a reader just a reader? Not exactly. Alpha and beta readers are real, and they’re a vital inclusion to the pre-publisher writing process that you may not have thought of.

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How To Find a Quality Editor

How To Find a Quality Editor

Whilst writing your book, an editor may seem like one of those ‘workhands’ a publisher will simply assign to you after they hand you your six-figure cheque and your shiny new ‘Author’ badge, however, the reality is decidedly less ‘red carpet’.

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Should You Self Edit? – Tips and Tricks to Efficiently Editing Your Own Work

Should You Self Edit? – Tips and Tricks to Efficiently Editing Your Own Work

Before you scour the internet looking for submission guidelines and how you can make your work ‘stand out from the crowd’, before you worry about choosing the right font that combines professionalism with personality, and before you start telling people you’re a novelist because, “y’know, the real definition of a novelist is that you’ve written a novel,” and you have, so there. Before doing any of that, remember that, without proper editing, they are all as useful as gilding a lily or a turd.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Writing and Publishing

Ever wanted to know what the difference is between Traditional Publishing and Indie Publishing is? Wondering if hiring an editor is really worth it? Maybe it’s the writing process itself you have questions about. Should you outline? How long should a chapter really be? And what is a Rounded character? Well, you’re in luck! Over the next few months we will be releasing a large amount of FREE content to help answer all of your questions!

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Backups, Backups Everywhere!

Do you backup your manuscript, poetry, essays, or whatever other digital art you create? I don’t mean hitting ctrl-c, ctrl-v and getting on with your day, I mean really backing it up. Many people think having a copy or two on the same computer is enough, but it’s not. Some think making a backup on a USB drive, external hard drive, or CD/DVD will let them feel secure, but they shouldn’t. If you fall into either of these categories (or worse have no backups at all) then you’d better listen up because you may be in for a world of hurt when lose your precious pieces of art.

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What Are Alpha/Beta Readers? Do I Need Them?

You may be one of many who looks at the title of this article and wonders just what in the world I’m talking about. Alpha and beta readers? Isn’t a reader just a reader? Not exactly. Alpha and beta readers are real, and they’re a vital inclusion to the pre-publisher writing process that you may not have thought of.

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