Self editing Fiction that Sells

The book you're writing might be a good book. But could it be better?

Author: Lorena Goldsmith

Publisher: How to Books

ISBN: 1845285042

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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Writing fiction is different to editing fiction. Each activity requires a separate frame of mind. Writing is creative thinking, editing is critical thinking. When writing, all you worry about is the narrative flow, not the consistency of point of view or the number of adverbs in your manuscript. Self-editing Fiction That Sells will teach you the necessary frame of mind to sit yourself in `opposition` to your manuscript, as an editor would do, and improve it through structured editing and rewriting.

Self Editing for Fiction Writers Second Edition

Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

Author: Renni Browne

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 0060545690

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

Write Great Fiction Revision And Self Editing

You'll learn how to: • Write a cleaner first draft right out of the gate using Bell's plotting principles • Get the most out of revision and self-editing techniques by honing your skills with detailed exercises • Systematically revise ...

Author: James Scott Bell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633893

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Don't let the revision process intimidate you any longer. Discover how to successfully transform your first draft into a polished final draft readers won't be able to forget. In Write Great Fiction: Revision & Self-Editing, James Scott Bell draws on his experience as a novelist and instructor to provide specific revision tips geared toward the first read-through, as well as targeted self-editing instruction focusing on the individual elements of a novel like plot, structure, characters, theme, voice, style, setting, and endings. You'll learn how to: • Write a cleaner first draft right out of the gate using Bell's plotting principles • Get the most out of revision and self-editing techniques by honing your skills with detailed exercises • Systematically revise a completed draft using the ultimate revision checklist that talks you through the core story elements Whether you're in the process of writing a novel, have a finished draft you don't know what to do with, or have a rejected manuscript you don't know how to fix, Revision & Self-Editing gives you the guidance you need to write and revise like a pro.

Revision and Self Editing for Publication

Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition gives you the tools and advice you need to transform your first draft into a finished manuscript that agents and editors will fight for.

Author: James Scott Bell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Take your first draft from so-so to sold! You've finished the first draft of your novel--congratulations! Time to have a drink, sit back...and start revising. But the revision process doesn't have to be intimidating. Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition gives you the tools and advice you need to transform your first draft into a finished manuscript that agents and editors will fight for. Inside you'll find: • Self-editing techniques for plot, structure, character, theme, voice, and more that can be applied as you're writing to reduce your revision workload. • Methods for fine-tuning your first draft into a tight, well-developed piece of literature. • The Ultimate Revision Checklist, which seamlessly guides you through the revision process, step by step. • New Chapter! Exercises and techniques for "deepening" your work to engage and excite readers like never before. Whether you're writing a novel currently or have finished the first draft, Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition will give you the guidance you need to revise your manuscript into a novel ready to be sold.

Write Short Non Fiction Kindle Books Quickly

Understand why this is the best source to make money online using your words. Learn what works and what doesn't in the eBook market by using smart market research given in this book.

Author: Bansari Parikh

Publisher: PB Publications

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

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Learn How to Write Short Non-Fiction Kindle eBooks that Sell using this easy to use guide for any author. Understand why this is the best source to make money online using your words. Learn what works and what doesn't in the eBook market by using smart market research given in this book. Crack the formula of how to write short books in a very short time selecting a non-fiction niche that sells and which you can easily research about even if you have no knowledge. With this book you will gain knowledge about the following subjects: Table of Contents Chapter 1: Why Writing Short Non-Fiction Kindle Books Time And Attention Are In Short Supply The Pricing Factor And How It Affects Readers And Authors The $2.99 And Under Effect So What Does This Mean For Authors? Chapter 2 HOW TO PICK THE BEST NICHE TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SALES Choosing Your Niche What Is A Niche? How To Choose A Niche Is There A Demand? Narrowing Your Niche Niche Task Chapter 3 FOUR COMMON TYPES OF SHORT KINDLE BOOKS YOU CAN WRITE All Interview-Focused Book A List Book Or Tip Book A Book That Answers A Specific Question A Long-Form Article Book Chapter 4 THE QUICK & EASY METHOD FOR MAKING YOUR BOOK Why Create An Outline? Outlining Made Simple Add Main Points All Evolving Outline Chapter 5 HOW TO CRAFT POWERFUL BOOK TITLES THAT GENERATE SALES Titles Title Creation Saves Time Developing The Title The Importance Of A Great Title What Makes A Great Title? Benefit Titles Curiosity Titles Brainstorming Your Own Book Title Know Your Audience Create A Spider Map Have A Title Party Chapter 6 OUTSOURCING Negotiate and request for sample material Chapter 7 YOUR FIRST DRAFT IS DONE. NOW WHAT? The Phases Of Editing Self-Editing Your Work Five Things To Watch Out For 1) Facts And Figures 2) Spelling And Grammar 3) Fluff And Junk Words 4) Tone And Consistent Voice 5) Content Chapter 8 HIRING A PROFESSIONAL EDITOR – WITHOUT GOING BROKE Send Your Book To An Editor The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Editor It Takes A Team Creating Your Editing Team Edit My 15,000 Word EBook Avoid Hiring Editors From Fiverr Editing Results Editing Tasks Chapter 9 FORMATTING YOUR KINDLE EBOOK

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Bickham , Jack M. The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes ( and how to
avoid them ) . Cincinnati , OH : 1997. This list ” book could have been titled “ Don't
. ” Great for self - editing and catching yourself in those bad writing habits .

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399528288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent

Successful Self Publishing

I've made lots of mistakes along the way, but through the process of self-publishing 27 books, I've learned the most effective way to publish and market your books. In this book, I'll share everything with you.

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000094684

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

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Do you want to successfully self-publish in ebook, print or audiobook formats? There are thousands of new books being published every day, but many self-published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile. Many authors are frustrated because there are so many options for self-publishing, and they don't know which one to choose or what will be best for their book. Others spend thousands of dollars to publish and end up broken-hearted with the result. But it doesn't have to be this way. I've spent the last ten years self-publishing bestselling fiction and non-fiction books and in 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author-entrepreneur. I've made lots of mistakes along the way, but through the process of self-publishing 27 books, I've learned the most effective way to publish and market your books. In this book, I'll share everything with you. The book includes: - What you need to know before you self-publish - Why self-publishing an ebook is a good idea - How to format an ebook - Exclusivity and going direct - How to self-publish an ebook - Why self-publish a print book - Print-on-demand will change your life - What you need to know before you print - How to self-publish a print book - What to do if you want help with the publishing process - How to self-publish an audiobook - After self-publishing - How much does it cost to self-publish? - How do you get paid when you self-publish? - Book marketing principles - How to market fiction - How to market non-fiction Plus, links to more useful resources. If you're ready to successfully self-publish, then download a sample or buy now.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; ...

Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470585238

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

Self Editing for Fiction Writers Second Edition

HarperCollins books may be purchased for educational, business, or sales
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how to edit yourself into print / Renni Browne and David King.—Second ed. p. cm
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Author: Renni Browne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062012908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

150 Self Publishing Questions Answered

There’s no question that ALLi hasn’t seen. In fact, this book answers questions you probably haven't thought of.

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781913349882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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Do you have self-publishing questions that you can’t seem to find the answer to? We’re here to help. Hi there. We’re The Alliance of Independent Authors (call us ALLi for short—rhymes with “ally”). We’re a nonprofit organization for self-published writers. We help indie authors like you all over the world make better books and reach more readers. It has never been easier to publish a book, but with so many options, it can be hard to know whether writing advice is good or bad. So we decided to write a book to help authors navigate their publishing adventures. Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered is based on overwhelming data & analytics: 1,000+ questions from our author members, 2000+ ALLi blog articles, 400 ALLi podcast episodes, our 24/365 Facebook community where members ask questions daily, and input from our world-class advisors from every corner of the publishing industry. There’s no question that ALLi hasn’t seen. In fact, this book answers questions you probably haven't thought of. In an engaging question & answer format, you’ll learn how to: Sell more books effortlessly Design bestselling covers Win the war against writer’s block Edit your book into nirvana Improve your marketing and sales And more, including a resource section with 75+ resources to help you keep learning The advice in this book is battle-tested by thousands of authors who visit ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Centre each month. Not only are we making a real difference in writers’ lives, we’re the only non-profit organization for self-published writers doing this kind of work. If you’re ready to become a savvier writer, click the buy button to grab Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered, and let ALLi show you how to turn your imagination into income.

Writers Artists Guide to Self Publishing

This guide is full of practical, nuts-and-bolts information on each aspect of the DIY-publishing process, from editing and page layout, cover design and book production, publicity and selling.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472970282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Self-publishing is a growing area and writers need independent and reliable advice they can trust. This guide is full of practical, nuts-and-bolts information on each aspect of the DIY-publishing process, from editing and page layout, cover design and book production, publicity and selling. Each chapter is written by publishing professionals expert in supporting authors and is full of insights from successful self-published authors themselves. This guide is essential reading for any indie author who wants to go it totally alone, who wants to work with other independent professionals or who might choose to pay for self-publishing provider services. It gives the pros and cons and potential financial outlay for the various options available so writers can make informed decisions about the best approach for their own book.

The Complete Guide to Self publishing

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Author: Tom Ross

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: IND:30000004363747

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 420

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How To Write Non Fiction

In this book, I'll share everything I've learned along the way and save you time, effort and frustration on your author journey. The book includes: PART 1. Before You Write: Mindset Why write a non-fiction book?

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000094622

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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Do you want to write a non-fiction book but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you worry that you're not ‘the expert' or have enough authority in your niche to write a book on it? Are you ready to help other people and change your own life with your words? The first non-fiction book I wrote changed my life. Sure, it helped other people, but mostly it altered the course of my life – so much so that 10 years later, I make a living with my writing. I've written seven other non-fiction books and co-written two more and built a multi-six-figure income around my non-fiction eco-system. In this book, I'll share everything I've learned along the way and save you time, effort and frustration on your author journey. The book includes: PART 1. Before You Write: Mindset Why write a non-fiction book? Can I write a book if I'm not the expert? Originality. Or, there are so many other books on this topic Who are you? Personal stories and the writer's voice The day a non-fiction book changed my life Fear and self-doubt PART 2. Before You Write: Business Types of non-fiction books Business models for non-fiction books Who is your book for? Identify your target market Decide on the topic for your book Decide on your book title Your author name and pseudonyms How long does your book have to be? How long will it take to write the book? Your perspective on time Writing a book proposal PART 3. Writing and Editing Gather and organize existing material Research, interviews, surveys, and social listening Structure and organize the book How to write the first draft How to dictate your book Turn your blog/podcasts/videos/talks into a book Speed and quality Focus and shiny object syndrome Writer's block Co-writing a non-fiction book How to turn a boring book into an engaging read Elements of fiction in non-fiction Truth and perfectionism Legal issues: Using real people, quotes, lyrics, images, and citing sources Self-editing a book How to find and work with professional editors PART 4. Publishing and Product Creation Your publishing options The different formats for your book Non-fiction book covers Book formatting for non-fiction Pricing your book Your book sales description Categories and keywords Turn your non-fiction book into a multimedia course Updating your books over time PART 5. Marketing Non-Fiction Two models of marketing and the importance of mindset Book-centered marketing Paid advertising for non-fiction books Author-centered marketing. The power of a personal brand Build your author website Build an email list Integrate email marketing with your book Content marketing for non-fiction books My non-fiction marketing journey Conclusion and your next steps. It's time to (finally) write your non-fiction book. Download a sample or buy now and start writing.

Self Publishing For Dummies

This no-nonsense guide walks you through the entire process of going it alone If you have a great idea for a book or informative content to share with an audience or have written a book and want to bypass traditional publishing, you’re in ...

Author: Jason R. Rich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471799528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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This user-friendly guide by a veteran self-publisher guides authors through the ins and outs of going it alone. It explains creating the perfect title, designing the covers and interior, setting budgets, managing outside vendors, grassroots marketing and promotion, and more.

Publishing E Books For Dummies

You no longer need to go through agents or publishers, because e-books give you full control. This book contains everything you need to know about writing, publishing, and promoting an e-book and putting it in front of a worldwide audience.

Author: Ali Luke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118352021

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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Publish, market, and sell your own e-book Although creating an e-book seems fairly straightforward, it is not. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways. Before you take the plunge, get this practical guide. With clear instruction and sensible advice, it will help you navigate the often confusing, time-consuming, and costly world of self-publishing an e-book. The book gives you solid marketing tips for selling your e-book, including using blogging and social media and how to build an online platform. It also discusses key technologies you'll encounter, including Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, E-junkie, and others. Helps readers navigate the confusing, time-consuming, and often costly world of self-publishing an e-book Provides both technical how-tos as well solid marketing advice on how to sell your e-book using Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and other social media sites Covers essential technologies, such as Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, and E-junkie Explores e-book devices, including Kindle, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, iPad, and other tablets Delves into the nitty-gritty of e-book formats Before you self-publish your e-book, start first with Publishing eBooks For Dummies.

The Self publishing Manual

Properly planned , there is little monetary risk in selfpublishing . If you follow the
plan , the only variable is the subject of the book . Unlike poetry and fiction , most
nonfiction topics sell easily . In fact , many authors publish themselves because ...

Author: Dan Poynter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1568600186

Category: Self-publishing

Page: 458

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"Why Not Publish Yourself?" Wouldn't you rather make more money, get to press sooner and keep control of your work? This manual is your complete reference for writing, printing, publishing, promoting, marketing and distributing books. Whether you are promoting a published book or plan to write and publish one soon, you will refer to this manual again and again. Book jacket.

On Editing

When you have finished this book, you will feel encouraged, empowered, and indomitable. If you are writing-or editing-a novel, you could do no better than to have this book by your side.

Author: Helen Corner-Bryant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473666696

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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"Highly recommended: On Editing is indispensable reading for anyone who is or wants to be a writer. Every desk should have a copy!" - Dr Samantha J. Rayner, Director of the Centre for Publishing, UCL "On Editing is a feast with many courses. When you have finished this book, you will feel encouraged, empowered, and indomitable. If you are writing-or editing-a novel, you could do no better than to have this book by your side. Comprehensive, easily digestible, it is a classic in the making." - Shaye Areheart, Director of the Columbia Publishing Course Writing a novel is a magical but often difficult journey; and when your first draft is complete, that journey's not over. As the editing process gets underway, authors often find themselves in unfamiliar territory. What does it mean to 'map your plot'? How do you know if you're 'head-hopping'? When is your novel ready to send out to agents, and how do you make each submission count? Written by the team behind one of the world's most successful literary consultancies, On Editing will show you how to master the self-edit. You will learn to compose, draft, and edit while sharpening your writing and ensuring that your novel is structurally sound, authentic, well-written, and ready for submission. On Editing will help you harness your creative potential, transform the way you think about your writing, and revolutionise your editorial process. "It's easy for writers to be overwhelmed by the technicalities of writing, editing and getting published, but Helen Corner-Bryant and Kathryn Price share their decades of experience nurturing writers in On Editing. They know all the problems and how to fix them - including many you might not even think of - and explain it all in a clean, jargon-free, way that demystifies the whole process, with infectious enthusiasm that will have you ready, eager and bursting with the confidence to take your writing to the next level." - Writing Magazine

Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors 5th Edition

She’s a great friend to the indie community and provides this valuable resource as a gift of love.” —Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark This 2020 5th edition of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors offers ...

Author: Carla King

Publisher: Self-Pub Boot Camp

ISBN: 9781945703157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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“...the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide for anyone new to self-publishing. Highly recommended.” —Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer “...a must-read for anyone thinking about publishing their own works. She’s a great friend to the indie community and provides this valuable resource as a gift of love.” —Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark This 2020 5th edition of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors offers advice on marketing, editing, design, book production, and business author needs. It's meant for authors willing to do the work to create a readership and make real money from their books. It's meant for authors who want to do it all themselves and for those who want to hire out all or part of the tasks toward publishing. Authors who wish to set up a business as a small press will also benefit from the processes spelled out here. From beta publishing to distribution to media relations, authors will learn how to set a foundation for success from the idea stage to a quality, finished book. The step-by-step process includes recommendations for self-publishing products, tools, and services from reputable companies that are proven and trusted to help authors succeed. Reader's updates keep authors abreast of new offerings and changes in the self-publishing industry. Carla King has more than twenty years of experience as a writer, self-publisher, web developer, and book consultant. She started self-publishing in 1995 as a technology and travel writer. In 2010, she founded the Self-Publishing Boot Camp series of books, workshops, and online courses. She has been connected with the Silicon Valley self-publishing technology industry from its inception and has served as a trusted advisor to authors eager to use the tools to reach readers.

Self editing for Self publishers

This book introduces an innovative, easy-to-follow, three-stage process for authors looking to effectively self-edit their book, for trad or self-publishing.

Author: Richard Bradburn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1838016503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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A comprehensive guide to the art of self-editing, written by a professional editor. This book introduces an innovative, easy-to-follow, three-stage process for authors looking to effectively self-edit their book, be it for self-publication or if they are looking to polish their manuscript before submission to agents or traditional publishers.