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How to Write a Professional Manuscript: #BBchat Recap

Nancy L. Erickson joined our September BookBaby Twitter Chat to talk about how to produce a professional manuscript, including some of the common mistakes a new author often makes.
Copy Editing

What To Expect From Copy Editing

Copy editing is the process of revising and correcting your written material to make it the best it can be. Before you head into the copy editing phase, here's a primer to help you understand what to expect and how to best prepare your written work for the process.
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10 Mistakes A New Author Makes (And How To Avoid Them)

In my years of coaching writers, I’ve seen manuscripts from many a new author. The manuscripts I receive normally come from nonprofessional writers who have experienced or learned something they feel compelled to share. But because they aren’t professional writers – some of them may not have written since they were in school – the work is often substandard. Here are 10 common mistakes new writers make. You can avoid all of them!
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Three questions to help you crystallize and focus your message

When writing – be it a short story, an exposé, or marketing copy – there are three questions you should answer before you actually sit down to work. Follow this guide to help clarify and focus your message
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Venn Zen: Authors, be one with your audience

Can you envision your ideal reader? What are their interests? Why do they need your book? Use our Venn Zen to help understand your audience.

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