Editing

Insights, advice and articles on the importance of editing your book before publishing.

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What Editing Software Can Teach You About Your Writing

Editing software can't replace a human editor, but if you present him with a well-edited, highly-polished text, an editor will be able to focus on your content and ideas rather than your syntax and word choice.
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Red Pen Praising: The Best Thing You Can Do For A Writer

This twist on editing can turn those red marks on the page into something a writer craves. Red pen praising only highlights the best of a writer's work.
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How To Turn A Good Manuscript Into A Great Manuscript

Self-editing can be harder than writing because we grow to love our creations, and we often have difficulty seeing them objectively. We have a hard time destroying the little superfluous bits that keep our manuscripts from greatness because it feels like we’re destroying pieces of ourselves.
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Building Your Scene-Quality Map

Scenes are a fundamental unit of fiction, and each scene has a job to do to keep the story moving forward. A scene-quality map can help you identify when and where things might not be at perfect pitch.
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The Final Edit

Transforming your work from “draft” to “done” can be daunting, and the process can differ depending on the needs of a project. Here are some strategies to consider when reviewing your text, regardless of context, when preparing your final edit.
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There has never been a better time to self-publish

Excerpted from BookBaby's latest guide, 5 Steps To Self Publishing, Part I of our series addresses reasons to self-publish and the importance of professional editing.
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The Three Key Phases Of Book Editing

The book editing process might seem daunting, but it’s an important part of your publishing plan. By understanding what happens at each phase in the editing process, you can make the most of this time to create the best book possible.

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