Editing

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

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You Cannot Overedit

You cannot overedit, whatever anyone says. I dare say I've never read a book without finding a mistake, but when I see one in my work, there's nothing that can make me feel good about it.
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9 Ways an Editing Tool Helps You Polish Your Manuscript

An editing tool uses powerful algorithms to compare your content with that of thousands of published authors. It finds where your writing is clunky or awkward and helps turn your prose into a dynamic, compelling piece that gets readers' attention.
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Nine Manuscript Editing Software Programs You Should Consider

While a good, professional (human) editor is invaluable to your book – the purchase of manuscript editing software can be another prudent investment.
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Improve Your Writing: Become a Demanding Self-Editor

Being a demanding self-editor is a must if you want to be the best writer you can be. What's the point of pouring weeks, months, or years into a manuscript, then settling for something other than your very best work?
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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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When Do You Know Your Book Is Done?

Most authors probably wish they had a gauge of some kind to stick into the pages to tell them when their book is done. It’s not just new, inexperienced writers who have that wish. Most published authors I’ve posed the question to say the same thing: it’s hard to know when to put down the virtual pen.
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What’s Worse: Tangential, Rambling, Or Missing Content?

Your first draft might be a brain dump, so it's on you to rid subsequent drafts of holes, sleeping pills and imposters. What's your Achilles' heel: tangential, rambling, or missing content?

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