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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’.read more
It can be a headache when you start to look for editors if you’re unsure what one is truly worth. As an indie author, you probably don’t have much of a budget, especially for your first novel, but it is very important to not only hire an editor but find the right one.read more
If you’re indie or professional, editing is the most important step in the publishing process, but how important is hiring a professional?read more
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.read more
Welcome to Second Draft, a series all about the process starting from the moment you finish your first draft to being ready to publish! The goal is to teach new and old writers alike how to get from first draft to final draft within budget and without being taken advantage of.read more