The Editing Process
Regardless of your publishing goals, the quality of your work matters—no one wants to read a book that's riddled with typos and grammatical errors.
We’ve been inspired to introduce a brand-new section to the Bookends newsletter this month. Humberto G. Garcia’s two-sentence pitch about his book Mustang Miracle immediately resonated with Hollywood comic legend George Lopez. We challenge you to compose a pitch about your book compelling enough to interest a movie producer.
So now that you have finished the first draft of your manuscript, it’s time to edit. AuthorHouse suggests you conduct a dialogue-specific edit once you have completed your first general edit. Here are five areas for you to look out for.
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Take a breath and remember that what you have written is only your first draft. Many of the world’s most successful authors will craft numerous drafts before they are completely satisfied that their story is ready for their readers. The next step is book editing.
Here are six book editing steps AuthorHouse recommends you take once you have completed the first draft of your book.
When you publish a book, your credibility is on the line. Follow these tips to get a better grasp on grammar for the benefit of your book.
Joel Pierson discusses his perspective after editing more than 500 books.
With their manuscripts completed, many authors are overwhelmed with the abundance of options available for perfecting, publishing, and marketing their work. At that point, one thing a writer doesn’t want to overlook is good editing.
AuthorHouse editor Joel Pierson details the most common mistakes authors make.