on Birds of a Feather Press:
Spellcheck and grammar check are the obvious first steps self-editing your book, but these don’t do enough heavy lifting to improve the readability of your content.
When you write nonfiction, you have to make sure you’re explaining your concepts and ideas with enough clarity to keep your reader’s interest. If your book is difficult to read, chances are your readers will give up on you as an author, and your books.
I’ve been huddled away at my Mum’s house for the past four months, waiting for my chance to get on a plane and travel again. While I’ve been here I’ve been working on three active book projects, and one of them is now in the self-editing phase.
Before you send your book to a proofreader you have to make sure it’s sufficiently edited, and you have two choices.