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TIPSY TODAY with Rogena
What are the steps you follow in
order to prepare your manuscript
for your editor?
There are some authors who write their first draft, call it good, and send it on its way.
Others self-edit and have a team of people who help prepare it before sending it off for the final stage of editing.
I follow a blog by K.M. Weiland. She is an author and mentor. Her award-winning website is helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com.
Writer.ly Blog asked K.M. Weiland a question addressing this very issue.
The question was asked: "How do you make sure that a manuscript is ready for an editor?"
Her answer in this 'one question interview' is clear and concise.
Basically, she has seven steps. The first step is that she edits the book three times herself. Then she has what she calls 'heavy-hitter' critique partners, a round of 'nicer critters,' and then another round of heavy-hitters.
She recommends making sure your manuscript is as close to perfect as you can make it prior to sending it to your editor. She also reminds you, except for proofreaders, your editor is going to be the last person who sees it prior to publishing.
Allow your editor to focus on polishing the final product.
(Her answers can be found here: http://writerlycommunity.azurewebsites.net/one-question-interview-kmweiland/)
Be sure to follow K.M. Weiland via her website and on Facebook:
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