• Editing

    What is Developmental Editing? A Quick Guide

    Let’s set the scene: You’ve completed a manuscript. You’ve self-edited. You’ve had critique partners or beta readers look over it. You’ve self-edited again. What now? Well, that decision is up to you. Hiring a freelance editor isn’t a requirement if you want to go the traditional publishing route. However, many authors—whether they’re self-publishing or submitting to agents or publishers—choose to hire an editor because they’re looking for the next level of feedback from an industry professional before they submit or publish. That said, you may be surprised to hear that there are different types of editing services out there. In fact, I’ve had conversations with writers who didn’t realize there…

  • Editing

    So You Want to Become a Freelance Editor

    Freelance editing books might sound like a dream job: creating your own schedule, deciding what work you want to take on, and no longer dealing with frustrating managers or coworkers. While this certainly becomes a dream occupation for some, there’s still a lot of time and effort that goes into getting yourself to this point. So before you quit your full-time day job, I’m going to go over some of the essential first steps you should take to start building up your freelance career. How do I become a freelance editor? Determine Your Niche and Read It Decide What Type of Editing You’ll Specialize In Continue Your Education Choose Your…

  • Self-Publishing

    How to Self-Publish a Book

    Hello, reader! I previously worked as the in-house editor for a boutique literary agency’s assisted self-publishing program. During my time there, I worked with hybrid authors on their independent projects from start to finish. This blog post is intended to offer a high-level overview of how to self-publish your manuscript. If you’re venturing into the self-publishing world, you probably have a lot of questions: How can you make your book successful? How much will it cost? What do you need to do first? These questions are all valid and great to ask. But before we jump into it, let’s define a few key terms that you may encounter during your…