The Right Edit at the Right Time with Lynn Varon

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Publishing a book is a journey of many carefully timed steps. Whether you self-publish or go the traditional route, getting the right edit at the right time will help keep you on track.

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Publishing a book is a journey of many carefully timed steps. Whether you self-publish or go the traditional route, getting the right edit at the right time will help keep you on track.

Professional editing helps writers put out a quality product that builds their reputation and readership, which increases sales. But it’s unclear to many writers what editing is and at what part of the writing and publishing process it should be done.

Editing can strengthen your book’s organization or plot structure, smooth out grammar and syntax, ensure consistency, apply industry-standard styles, and catch small mistakes that could cause major embarrassment.

Developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading are types of editing that can benefit a manuscript at different stages. A clear understanding of these terms helps make the most of your time and money when hiring an editor.

To be covered:

  • What’s the difference between developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading?
  • At what stage in the writing/publishing process is each type of editing needed?
  • Does every book need all these editing steps?
  • How can a writer keep from overpaying for editorial services?