An important step in the book writing process that is often overlooked by writers is the self-editing. Before you send your manuscript off to an agent or publisher, it's critical that you take the time to do at least some basic proofreading. Even if you plan to hire a professional editor or use beta readers to do the heavy lifting, it will save time and money to use the editing skills or software you do have before sending your book off for review. Having an error-ridden manuscript can mean an automatic rejection from agents and publishers. Learn some basic self-editing tips from this group of published authors, professional editors, and industry experts.
I loved the suggestion on using “flags” when reading/editing my work.
Very helpful. Thanks.
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