Manuscript Critique Our Manuscript Critique gets straight to the point by highlighting the issues that stand in the way of your success. Fiction authors can expect feedback on:
Reply Alex October 30, at 8: All the editors on Penmob are hand-picked and give feedback workshop-style.
To suggest that authors should find $ to be a fair price for editing a BOOK is absurd and shows either a total lack of understanding of the time editing takes and the value editing brings, or an absolute lack of respect for professional editors and the fact that we have to make an actual living. The Polished Pen. Inspired Editing for Indie Authors. Home; Services; Meet Max; Rates; Clients; FAQ; Work With Us; Writing Tips and Resources The thing that distinguishes an author from a writer is what they do with those words. Authors are not satisfied once the story is complete and the pen has run out of ink. These are standard. Meticulous editing of fiction for indie romance authors.
Kari Trenten July 17, at 5: Reply Pat Keebler July 8, at 9: However, I see so many errors in ebooks. Is there a way to become a proofreader for Amazon, Kindle, or any of the self-publishing companies? Reply Orna Ross July 9, at 3: All the best self-publishers use editors in this way, something ALLi strongly encourages.
So yes it is a growth employment area. Reply Debbie Young July 9, at 3: One way to target indie authors in particular with proofreading services is to become a Partner Member of ALLi, which endorses suppliers that meet its quality criteria and recommends them to its thousands of members around the world.
More about how to become an accredited ALLi partner here: Then listen as the text is read aloud. Finally a friend with an eagle eye for typos. Reply Debby September 2, at 5: I agree you need to make your own decisions on what to change. I find the value is in looking at each sentence more carefully.
It really helps you clean up and tighten your writing. I am very grateful for your article Karl! Debby Reply Neil April 5, at 4: I guess any note tool could be bent to some of this, but I had the impression this was something specific to writing.
Reply Daniel April 5, at 2: Hemingway App is a really handy and free tool, I like to use it! Besides, not a long time ago I explored for myself powerful plagiarism checker called Unplag https: It helps to detect similarities in your writing, comparing your work with other files from the web and its internal database.
Writers still need to cultivate the development of their skills, read more, visit new places and find their inspiration in different things. Reply Karl Drinkwater April 4, at 2: Another tip, for those who have a Kindle Fire is for the device to read back your wip.
I do this before I send my wip to my editor, and again after proofing before I publish the book. Later Kindles allow a choice of sex and dialect, but Amazon refused to enable that update for older Kindles.
Raymond Cook April 1, at 5: I will never be able to tell you how much this article has and will for years to come help me to make my eBooks more enjoyable to readers. I chose WordRake after reading about each application because I felt with my two head injuries I could comprehend and navigate what is required to edit my eBooks professionally.
I wish I had known about this application 5 years ago and my eBooks would read much more enjoyably. Now comes the task of re-editing 6, pages. Thank you for this article.
Sincerely, Reply Karen Charbonneau March 31, at Looking forward to using these tools, but not to let them influence my telling a good story. You suggested that we Indie authors can easily revisit previous works, and I have been re-editing a long novel self-published in cutting nearlyunnecessary words out of it.
Will run it through some of your suggestions, too. Reply Jenni Cornell March 31, at 5: I found this reasonable and went for it!
I, too, enjoy the check for repetition and weak writing. It allows me to strengthen my skills. Also, it has given me a place to start editing.Indie author Teymour Shahabi explains how to find an editor for the draft of your self-published book and what to look for in a good editing relationship.
Indie publishing lets authors achieve a much greater earning potential and allows them to write whatever they want finding niche audiences with their books. John J Staughton is an American writer with many years of experience with indie authors as both a professional book reviewer and an editor.
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