Stacy Ennis

Stacy Ennis
The Editor’s Eye: A Practical Guide to Transforming Your Book from Good to Great
Editing is integral to the writing process, but its role is often misunderstood. What if editing could make writing less stressful and more enjoyable? What if it could help you write sharper, more compelling prose?

The Editor’s Eye: A Practical Guide to Transforming Your Book from Good to Great shows you how editing can help you write your best book. In this no-nonsense guide, book coach and editor Stacy Ennis takes you through the ins and outs of the often bewildering book-editing process. As you begin to understand how writing and editing complement each other, you’ll become more confident as a writer, finish your book faster, and move toward the ultimate goal: publication.

Seasoned and would-be authors will discover how to:

* Master the basics: Understand the four core editing stages and when they should take place.
* Write with an editor’s eye: Streamline your writing with self-editing tips.
* Hire and work with editors: Learn where to look, what you can expect to pay, and how to collaborate.
* Revise painlessly: Implement editor and reader feedback with ease.
* Learn from the pros: Get advice from 20 publishing experts, fiction and nonfiction authors, and editors.

To learn more about The Editor’s Eye and to download free resources, such as a sample style guide, sample letter of agreement, manuscript review form, editing checklist, visit stacyennis.com.
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Boise, Idaho
Stacy Ennis is a book and magazine editor, writer, book coach, and speaker, as well as the author of The Editor’s Eye: A Practical Guide to Transforming Your Book from Good to Great. Her greatest joy is helping people achieve their book-writing dreams, and she has had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of authors in varied genres, editing several chart-toppers.
Stacy spent two years abroad in the Dominican Republic and Vietnam, where she developed a unique perspective and approach to her work. Experiences like hiking Ta Kou Mountain to see the reclining Buddha in Mui Ne, Vietnam, being robbed at gunpoint in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and exploring the island of Ko Chang, Thailand, helped Stacy establish a foundation for understanding the varied viewpoints and approaches of writers and readers. She has friends and colleagues around the world and sees the connections she forms with people as the most important aspect of her career.

After returning to the U.S., Stacy was the founding managing editor of a lifestyle magazine. Later, she became the executive editor of Healthy Living Made Simple, a Sam’s Club magazine that reaches over 8 million readers. Her role at the publication involved writing around 50 percent of the magazine’s content, including a cover feature on Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. She now works with a wide range of clients, from celebrities and corporate clients to independent authors and small book presses and also ghostwrites magazine articles, web content, and books, often reaching national and international audiences.

Stacy lives in Boise, Idaho, with her husband, daughter, and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys running in the Boise foothills, reading great books, working on art projects, traveling the world, and spending time with her family outdoors. She has a bachelor’s in writing with a minor in visual art and is completing her master’s in professional writing and editing from the University of Cincinnati.

To contact Stacy for interviews, guest posts, or speaking engagements related to The Editor’s Eye, e-mail editor@nightowlspress.com.

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” — E.M. Forster