This wonderful new age of indie authors means that there are many first-time book writers out there who aren’t sure what they should do once they’ve finished creating their work of fiction or non-fiction. Here’s a suggested course of action consisting of 5 steps. I’m assuming you’ve reached the stage where you’re happy with what… Continue reading 5 Steps To Your Ebook
This wonderful new age of indie authors means that there are many first-time book writers out there who aren’t sure what they should do once they’ve finished creating their work of fiction or non-fiction. Here’s a suggested course of action. I’m assuming you’ve reached the stage where you’re happy with what you’ve written and, as… Continue reading So What is Ebook Editing All About?
I’ve blogged about using the Kindle as a proofreading tool before. You can use it for editing too. I find this is incredibly useful. As a freelance editor, there are times I have to be away from my desk, but I have some work to be finishing, and it’s not practical to take my laptop… Continue reading Editing with a Kindle
A new month – time for a new challenge. I want to make it a tough one, so my aim this month is to get 10 books up on Kindle and to have worked on 10 books in my new ebook editing business (nearly-finished website is here). Here’s a glimpse of what the next Kindle… Continue reading September Challenge – More Ebooks and Editing
Bite Size Edits I happened across Bite-Size Edits today. It’s addictive! You get points for editing little chunks of text which you’re served up randomly, although you can request to get more text from the same author. You can make changes, leave the sentence as it is, and/or attach a note with suggestions. For example,… Continue reading Give Bite-Size Edits a Nibble!
In my career as an editor, both in-house but mainly freelance, I must have worked with hundreds of authors on hundreds of books. But I have to say that the nicest author I’ve ever come across is Lucy Hamill. Lucy, a retired teacher and department head, has written some wonderful French textbooks for Edco in… Continue reading Three cheers for Lucy