The True Glory of Professional Editors: What Happens in Edit, Stays in Edit

by Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) The Hot Sheet
In an exchange with a London-based self-publishing author lately, I was given an outline of how some indie writers use beta readers and colleagues rather than professional editing and proofreading services. I’d been writing about Reedsy’s offerings for authors, developed in smart association with IngramSpark. This writer was focused on demonstrating to me that it can be far less expensive to go without formal edits, and many indies—understandably!—would like to ease the costs of professional edits.

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9 Things You Need to Know About the Book Editing Process

by Ellie Maas Davis, owner of Pressque
Ellie Maas Davis shares frequently asked questions and answers about the book editing process based on the way she runs her business.

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Editorial Review: The First Step to Self-Publishing Your Book

by Ellie Maas Davis
Before an indie author with a book can be paired with an editor, there’s something called an editorial review. This is an assessment that helps self-publishers choose what level of editing their manuscript needs—and if it needs editing at all.

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4 Often Overlooked Details That Help Your Book Look Professionally Published

by Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) The Hot Sheet
In every profession, there are little details that reveal the time, attention, and care you’ve put into your work. For independent authors and small presses, paying attention to these details can make a favorable impression on potential customers, especially those inside the trade—booksellers, librarians, and others who are intimately familiar with publishing standards.

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Author Meets Editor: The Perfect Editorial Match

By Ellie Maas Davis of Pressque
How do you find the one? The one editor, that is. Finding an editor that will bring out the best in your book can be a bit like finding that person that gives you butterflies. Dating and finding an editor can be daunting. The below should be considered in order to make finding “the right” editor a breeze.

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One Is the Loneliest Number: Understanding Where the Editing Process Begins

By Ellie Maas Davis
Writing is lonely business. By the time you finish a book you’ll have whiled away long solitary hours, peck, peck, pecking away at a keyboard.

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