Self-editing for Self-publishers: Incorporating: A Style Guide for Fiction (Paperback)

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Self-editing for Self-publishers: Incorporating: A Style Guide for Fiction (Paperback)

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A comprehensive modern manual on how to self-edit your book.


Written by a professional editor, this book gives you a clear and easy-to-follow process that mirrors the editing that a traditionally published book undergoes.

Broken down into structural, sentence-level and proofreading stages, each section is copiously illustrated with before-and-after edited examples.

In it you will find answers to all the commonly asked questions, like:

  • "How long should a chapter be?"
  • "Should I have a prologue?"
  • "How do I punctuate dialogue properly?"
  • "How many characters are too many characters?"
  • "How do I write thoughts?"
  • "Is passive voice always wrong?"

Included in the appendices are great explanations about other problem areas, like:

  • How to use beta readers
  • What to look for when hiring an editor
  • Editing terminology explained
  • How to write a synopsis
  • The pros and cons of editing software

This book will make you a better writer, and save you money on professional editing fees. It is your complete, easy-to-read, bang-up-to-date self-editing solution

Read what other authors and editors have said about it:


I have read articles, watched videos etc about writing, but I have learned more from your book than from all of those other sources together. It is also very well-written, precise and with specific examples and makes an enjoyable as well as educational read.


"This is an invaluable resource for a growing subset of writers ... everything I've ever wanted to say to self-publishing authors, presented clearly and respectfully."


"An invaluable guide for aspiring indie authors. I will cherish this book."


" I have read it twice now and am reading the first part, the part about developmental editing, for a third time. I expect to read the whole book several more times in the next couple of years."


As recommended by professional editors worldwide.

Product Details ISBN: 9781838016500
ISBN-10: 1838016503
Publisher: Reen Publishing
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2020
Pages: 410
Language: English