8 Editing Processes

Many authors, probably the majority, find the prospect of editing their own work frustrating and intimidating. Of course, if the resources are available, the best option is to employ a professional editor. Even then, authors should have undertaken some self-editing prior to despatching the manuscript. There are various elements to editing and it is important … More 8 Editing Processes

7 Proofread Steps

The majority of independent authors cannot afford to pay for professional services consequently, they are obliged to undertake all aspects of book publication themselves. There is no denying for many this presents a challenge. Nevertheless, to have any hope of success, authors must accept the challenges. Proofreading their own work is one such challenge. Anyone … More 7 Proofread Steps

Why Authors need to get their First Draft Finished

Whether experienced or not, all authors need a first draft. Why? What is its purpose? What is a first draft? Questions the following discussion is intended to address. Until a first draft is finished, whether it be a book manuscript; magazine article; newspaper column; social media post; etc. the author or writer has nowhere real … More Why Authors need to get their First Draft Finished

Self-Editing a Book

Over the years a number of articles have been published in this website which are aimed at helping independent authors produce the best quality manuscript they can. Some were published a long time ago and may not have been seen by those just starting out on their writing career. The following is a resume of … More Self-Editing a Book