You worked hard all through November, writing every day for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s December 1st at last. Did you complete a 50,000-word novel?

Great! But then what?

Well, then it’s time to get your book edited, of course!

There are dozens of editing services out there, but these are the partners we trust. Click here to view the companies who can help you turn your good book into a great one.

If you’re looking for some editing advice, check out the following articles:

1. What kind of book editing do I need for my manuscript?

2. Enough is enough: how to know when you’re done revising your manuscript

3. Your book needs editing, and here’s why…

4. 9 ways to vet an independent book editor

5. Use “beta readers” to crowd-source your editing

6. How to edit your own book: tips from authors on the revision process

And once your novel is properly edited, it’s time to publish and promote! Check out THIS FREE GUIDE for tips on how to best get your book into the marketplace and find readers.

What was NaNoWriMo like for you? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Chris Robley

About Chris Robley

Chris Robley has written 570 posts in this blog.

is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."

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