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Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about the last step before releasing a book—editing.

Authors put a lot of time, work, and love into their words. They go over their manuscripts several times, have beta readers, and critique groups to offer suggestions. Then, there’s another read-through catching those tiny mistakes. Is it ready to release? No!

Of all the steps to complete a book, editing is one you do not want to skip. This is where a final set of eyes makes sure it’s ready to be published. Use the wrong name, need a comma, or a sentence doesn’t make sense? Editors fix that. Use the word was instead of were, or misspelled or misused a word? They catch it! If published with these mistakes, it can pull a reader out of a story.

I’ve read books that were “edited” by the author, a family member, or a bad editor…

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3 thoughts on “WRITING AND EDITING

  1. For an author it’s essential having a competent editor. For most of my books I worked together with two editors – my personal editor and the editor of my publisher – more or less right from the beginning. At least at my publishers (mostly Random House) the editor’s job was to advise how to develop my text whereas it was the corrector’s job to correct spelling and punctuation. Nevertheless, I noticed it usually took 3 to 5 editions of my books until all mistakes were erased. Fortunately, there are quite some readers telling you or your publishers about the last mistakes.
    Thanks and cheers
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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