Category Archives: Manuscript Editing

Self-editing: What are your options?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do…

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10 Tips For Editing Your Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Writer in Wedges So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time…

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Rewriting: An Overview of the Process

Originally posted on MDellert-dot-Com:
“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” — C. J. Cherryh The goal of the rewrite is simple, but not easy. You want your story to live. To accomplish this, it’s…

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4 Reasons Why Editors Are Underpaid

Originally posted on An American Editor:
A recent discussion on another forum lamented over how underpaid (undervalued) editing is, pointing out that neither authors nor publishers appreciate and are willing to pay for the expertise editors bring to a project.…

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Master Proofread

Originally posted on Write Through It:
I just finished a master proofread, and boy, was it a doozy. The master proofreader reads proof against copy, line for line, word for word, character for character. It requires intense focus. This is…

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Why We Still Need the Editor

Originally posted on Write Through It:
“The Case of the Disappearing Editor,” which appears in the new issue of the online journal Talking Writing, was sparked by a recent flap over literary journals that require submission fees. (Such journals are primarily staffed…

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Is My Manuscript Ready for Publication? Steps After Professional Editing

Liz Dexter beautifully explains what authors can expect once their manuscript has been professionally edited. Reblogged from the original article, “On completion of your edit, will my manuscript be ready for publication?”   Originally posted as On completion of your … Continue reading

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