You just wrote your first book. And there you are. Vulnerable. Wondering what to do next to get your masterpiece published. This is the one book you need to read and follow if you’re writing a book for the first time. Why? Because you’ve never written a book before. To write a successful book, you need to find and work with an editor who shares your passion for your work and your message and who will help you make your book sing.
This is a toolkit for tinkering under the hood of your working manuscript so you, the author, can take your work as far as you can before an edit and production, such as cover design. Don’t make first-time author mistakes. No matter what you think, you do need an edit. Not from the English teacher next door. You can’t self-edit either. A professional editor knows how to navigate those thorny commas and can solve your organizational questions. An editor can guide you through the murky waters of modifiers and passive sentences, correct typos, and get your book manuscript polished and on its way to production.