The process of working with an editor

January 11, 2020

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January 24, 2020

Manuscript appraisals: what they are, what you should expect from an appraisal, and tips on how to find the right editor to appraise your work.

January 11, 2020

What does an editor do, when do you need to hire a freelance editor, and the editing process at traditional publishers.

November 23, 2018

Today’s post is aimed specifically at those entering ROSA's Strelitzia Contest, but it’s just as useful for anyone preparing to submit their work to agents or editors, because today I’m looking at how to write a synopsis – what to include and (most importantly) wha...

November 16, 2018

In the latest post in this series on Publishing Terminology, we look at words starting with the letter S.

November 9, 2018

12 handy tips for writing effective, attention-grabbing blurbs for query letters and retailer book descriptions.

October 14, 2018

A log line is a brief summary of a book that states the central conflict of the story, providing both a synopsis of the plot and an emotional 'hook' to stimulate interest.

October 5, 2018

In this latest post in the series of Publishing Terminology, I'm looking at terms starting with the letters Q and R.

July 21, 2017

As important as the rest of your book is, if you haven't managed to hook the editor / agent / reader in those first few pages, all the rest will be wasted effort.

June 2, 2017

With every story you write, you are learning and growing. In publishing, perseverance pays off. There are many successful published writers out there who wrote 10 or more manuscripts before they finally sold. Those who gave up after the first rejection never get to be...

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