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Steps to Publishing (via blog.bookbaby.com)
Navigating the author services world—in today's industry. The first three steps in this blog are what I push and promote: 1) Write—with a Writing Coach even; 2) Edit—using a professional editor, not your friend or cousin who has a degree in English; 3) Proofread—by someone other than you or your editor.
(Click on the link below for the entire blog.)
Step One: Write
It starts with the writing. Many authors simply put their pen to paper and fly, but others, particularly if they are writing nonfiction like my clients, need help to organize and express their message. They get help from a writing coach.
Step Two: Edit
Every big-name author has a phenomenal editor, and if you skip this step, you will certainly fail. Professionals don’t rely on their college student or their friend who majored in English to edit their book. They engage a professional book editor who knows how to sustain and shape a message over a couple hundred pages.
Step Three: Proofread
Don’t think that you or your editor can proofread your own material. You can’t. Your brain is amazing, and it will fill in missing words that you accidentally deleted. You’ll never even notice if you’ve made a mistake – that is until your book is in print. Then it will literally jump off the page.
LINK to blog—article written by guest contributor Nancy L. Baumann, CEO of Bookarma:
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