Tag: Editing

Your book is a system

  |   Writing A Book

Your book is a system. Simple sentence, big implications. This week I’ve been revising a book I’m working on with a client. Sometimes that’s a simple matter of changing some wording or putting in new material. But every time you make a change, you have to consider how it might affect the rest of the  »  Read More

7 things you should know if you’re writing your first book

  |   Writing A Book

Writing a book is a journey of discovery. It’s also a big project that can become a grand accomplishment or a horrid disaster. Here are some things to know if you’re writing your first book. Writing a book is different. No matter how much writing you’ve done in other forms, writing a book is different  »  Read More

People judge your content by the quality of your editing

  |   Better Blogging

There are two kinds of business bloggers in the world. There are those who have editors and those who don’t. Most of us don’t. That may not seem like a big deal until you publish a blog post with a massive, neon-green, look-at-me-I’m-an-idiot typo. Trust me, you do not want that to happen to you  »  Read More

Don’t rush to publish

  |   Book Publishing

A couple of weeks back, I had an Options Review Session with someone who wanted to publish a book. He’s written the 12,000 word manuscript in a week. I asked how many revisions he did. Zero. I suggested he revise a time or two or three and then get professional editing. He said that his wife was an English major and  »  Read More

Little things mean a lot

  |   Better Writing

We all make mistakes. We make them in our lives and we make them when we write. Those typos and misspellings and grammatical errors may seem like little mistakes, but they can have big consequences. Sometimes those little mistakes stop readers in their tracks. Errors break up the reading flow and that’s not a good  »  Read More

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