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5 Hidden Problems Copyeditors Fix

“My manuscript is pretty clean. Probably won’t take you long. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure it just needs a proofread, not a whole edit.” Like other copyeditors, I get this a lot. The biggest problem is writers don’t see their own mistakes. Then, an editor like me…

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An Indie Author Guide to Saving Money on Editing—Part 2: Self-Editing

Welcome to the second part of my weekly series on methods that indie authors can use to save money on editing. Last week, I covered patience and the ways in which slowing down can save you, the indie author, money on editing. Self-editing can also save you money, and it…

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Why did the editor miss errors in your book? – Lisa Poisso

Fellow fiction editor Lisa Poisso addresses the topic of errors in an edited manuscript. What is normal? How can you decrease the number of postediting mistakes? Read on … How to use MS Word Track Changes with your edited manuscript Posted on October 12, 2015 by Lisa Poisso   Your…

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Four Nontraditional Ways to Pay for Editing

You have finally done it. You have written your novel. You know that you will stand out in the slush pile or in the crowd of self-published authors if you get your novel professionally edited. However, editing is more expensive than you thought it would be (see Why Does Editing…

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Editors versus Beta Readers

I recently listened to a podcast about beta readers on The Journeyman Writer at Storywonk. It got me thinking about the differences between beta readers and editors and why a lot of writers think that they don’t need an editor when they have beta readers. Certainly, there will be writers…

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