I believe in DIY, but do-it-yourself doesn’t mean skip corners. It means learn from the experts, do what you can by yourself, and know when to ask for help. Before you seek readers, make sure your novel is polished.
I am an author, a reader, and a critique-r. The type of editor I am:
- I believe knowing what you’re good at is just as important as areas that need improvement. I will leave comments when I love something!
- I’m analytical, so if you’re going to give me magic and science fiction, I am going to be distracted if there aren’t enough world-building explanations. I will find these and point them out.
- Did you move a chapter and forget to fill in the blanks? Is there something missing in the story? I like to point out plot holes if I see them.
- Pacing is super important when dropping plot hints and if I’m confused about how something happened or why a character is/isn’t freaking out, you’ll see notes in two places.
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If you don’t want to PAY for editing, here are some of my tips:
- Finish author edits before finding editors or beta readers
- Focus on one type (developmental, structural, copy editing, and proofreading) of editing at a time (that means you read the whole thing at least 4 times in addition to above)
- Proof-read on different platforms (computer screen, ipad screen, printed pages, read aloud)
- Read more writing tips on my blog