Each week I will (try and) share a small segment of something useful I learnt. While this is for my own amusement I hope it resonates with my lovely readers.
I’ve been following the standard model
Today’s what have I learnt post is more a reach out to the blogging community on Editor recommendations. For those who have been following me, you will know that in 2015 I started working on my novel. As of May 2020, and after copious amounts of wonderful, helpful feedback I have taken the book as far as I can. If I follow a standard model for manuscript development, then it looks something like this:
- Editorial Assessment. I’ve had quite a bit of in-depth feedback on structure of the novel from my readers. Being in agreement with the consistent view I made the necessary changes. Step completed
- Development Editing. Analysis of structure and content. Once again I am confident in my style and content from the array of feedback. Step completed
- Copy Editing. Work through manuscript word for word, grammar and punctuation. While I have done this so many times, not seeking professional help would like signing off my own homework! Fatal error. Incomplete
- Proofreading. That final check before it either lands into the lap of a publishing house or off to the printers/digital press. Incomplete
Can anyone recommend an Editor?
My chosen genre is Travel Writing so if they have experience in that field then bonus, but not essential.
Post Editing and Launch?
Once I am comfortable with a “final final” version of my manuscript, then I will attempt the traditional publishing route. Got to try your luck! In the meantime my proposed launch date is this October and I will be working on a completely new website to promote and support the book launch.