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