Tag: editor

Member of the Week: Blake Atwood, author of Don’t Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor

Member of the Week: Blake Atwood, author of Don’t Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor

Name: Blake Atwood Book Title: Don’t Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor Your book’s Amazon purchase link:  https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Fear-Reaper-Author-Editor/dp/0989777359  What is your book about? Don’t Fear the Reaper is mostly a primer on what a new author needs to know about working with a freelance editor. The book answers oft-asked questions about kinds […]

How Many People Should Read My Book Before It’s Published? by Amberly Finarelli

How Many People Should Read My Book Before It’s Published? by Amberly Finarelli

You’ve done it: you just finished the first draft of your manuscript! Once that adrenaline-surging moment of completing such a monumental task has passed, you can’t wait to have someone else take a look at your work…and, okay, you’re probably a little nervous about it, too. Will readers “get” it? Does the development and flow […]

Expert Interview: Barbara McNichol

Expert Interview: Barbara McNichol

Name: Barbara McNichol Website URL:   www.BarbaraMcNichol.com and www.WordTrippers.com Social Media Links: LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Describe what you do an editor: I specialize in Content/Copy Editing of Nonfiction Books, mostly about business, how-to, relationships, finances, spirituality, memoir. I also offer a Manuscript Review for manuscripts that aren’t yet ready for nitty-gritty editing.    How […]

Beta Readers to Review Your Manuscript – Guest Post by David Colin Carr

Beta readers for your manuscript serve the same function they do in software development: giving you feedback on what works and what doesn’t, so that you can release a product that serves your market. As with software, you are offering them free use. In return you are saving some of the cost of a professional […]

Outlining Non-Fiction – Guest Post by David Colin Carr

Outlining Non-Fiction – Guest Post by David Colin Carr

Don’t cringe! I promise, on a 30 year career of editing and a lifetime of writing, that it’s not as complex as you fear. I am forever grateful to Miss Delia Stebbins who had the foresight to teach our eighth grade class to outline. Benefits Outlining will speed the writing process and prevent blocks that […]

Teleseminar: Stacy Ennis on How to Write Better Nonfiction

Teleseminar: Stacy Ennis on How to Write Better Nonfiction

Event Date: March 23, 2016 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Stacy Ennis discusses How to Write Better Nonfiction. About Stacy Ennis Words have power. As a writer, editor, book coach, and creative consultant, Stacy gets to use that power for good: helping people achieve their goals, share their stories, and […]

How to Find Book Reviewers for Nonfiction Books

How to Find Book Reviewers for Nonfiction Books

Most book reviews in major publications focus on fiction so it’s harder to find sources willing to review nonfiction. However, here’s a little trick that has worked for me: Create a Google Alert with the keywords “book review” <genre> So yours might be “book review” memoir or “book review” health. Note that “book review” is […]

How to Write Good Sales Copy for the Back of Your Book

How to Write Good Sales Copy for the Back of Your Book

When you reach for a book on the shelf at the bookstore, what’s the first thing you do? Turn it over and read the back cover to see “what it’s about,” right? The same principle applies when purchasing a book online—we all scroll down to the section titled “book description” to find out whether the […]

The Most Important Professionals to Hire for Your Nonfiction Book

The Most Important Professionals to Hire for Your Nonfiction Book

Competition in the book world is fierce, and can be especially so for self-publishing authors who must finance their own books and make them stand out against those from the big, traditional publishers with budgets for everything from editing to cover design to publicity. With that in mind, here are the four most important people […]

The Most Important Professionals to Hire for Your Nonfiction Book

The Most Important Professionals to Hire for Your Nonfiction Book

Competition in the book world is fierce, and can be especially so for self-publishing authors who must finance their own books and make them stand out against those from the big, traditional publishers with budgets for everything from editing to cover design to publicity. With that in mind, here are the four most important people […]