This is a webinar I was recently asked to give by Audrey Knapp of The Write Services. Thought it would be useful to put up on my channel for published and aspirant authors alike to check out and hopefully gain some insight into the editing process.
Within this masterclass, you will:
Gain an inside perspective on how an editor approaches a manuscript.
Receive guidance on what to look for when searching for your own editor.
Learn the list of specific issues to look for within your own manuscript in order to best prepare it for editing.
One of the biggest tasks for any one involved in bringing a novel to print is editing. For some publishing houses, it is the bane of their existence. It does little to write the next great American novel if the editing is lacking. Yet there are things you, as a writer, can do to get your manuscript into the best shape possible. Hydra editor Josiah Davis offers up some advice in the first of a five-part series on getting your novel ready for the editor by being consistent.
Hydra editor, Josiah Davis, is back with part two of his five-part series on getting your manuscript ready for editing. Many think it’s the job of the editor to fix every mistake, when in truth, your manuscript should be as clean as possible when submitted to a publisher. One of the big culprits? Punctuation. Josiah offers up tips on what to look for when spell and grammar checking your document.
This is a super-duper hard rocking article by a young erudite Hydra editor by the gloriously succinct name of Josiah Davis. And it’s about adjective use. Go figure. It is part three of a five-part series.
“Tag, you’re it,” said the publisher. No. Seriously. In part four of his five-part series, Hydra editor Josiah Davis discusses dialogue tags.
Every publisher understands no submitted manuscript is perfect, but it doesn’t mean you should turn in a story riddled with typos, grammatical errors and other easily correctible issues. Which is why Hydra editor, Josiah Davis, agreed to a five-part series to help you get your work in progress ready for submission. Today he wraps up his series talking about CAPITALIZATION. (See what I did there?)
A ton of people, authors or not, have asked me how I market my books. How did I get to where I am? When I started writing, I was as unknown as unknown can be. Now, several years later, I have many published novels, 2 best-sellers, and my brand grows every day. So, how did I do it? Well, I certainly am not the best, but here are links to the blog posts which outline pretty much everything I know.
Like any skill, writing takes practice and training in order to improve. How do you train your writing? You enlist the help of a writing coach.
A couple of words on editing; a two-part series on editing and working with an editor.