BONUS: Book includes example edits and an editorial memo for Susan Cain’s bestselling book Quiet, containing industry insights that’ll give you a leg up on your own revisions.
Getting your manuscript professionally edited is always going to be a vulnerable process. But approaching it as a partnership will give you the most bang for your buck—and be the powerful boost you need to get a stellar book across the finish line.
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“As a guide for a novice writer, it’s honestly brilliant. It’s an easy read but hugely informative, like a hot chocolate on the couch with a wise friend. I have already had a great conversation with an editor and felt confident and competent to do that, entirely through reading this book.”
—Kathy Soulsby, author of Virtually Painless and How to Work with A Virtual Assistant
Essential questions to ask prospective editors so you find a trustworthy partner you enjoy working with
Red flags to avoid so you don’t regret denting your bank account in exchange for a manuscript that no longer sounds like you
Key details about the different types of editors so you know exactly who to turn to at every stage of your book’s development
Conversation starters to help you get the maximum value out of your editorial experience—for this book, and every future book you write
You’ve poured your heart, time, expertise, and sweat into writing your nonfiction book. The last thing you want to do is hand it over to someone who’ll rip your voice away while ripping a hole in your wallet.
The good news? You don’t have to.
Is hiring an editor going to suck the life out of me, my manuscript, and my checking account?
A Practical Guide for Nonfiction Authors
How to Enjoy Being Edited:
If the idea of being edited makes you hot-potato slide your manuscript in a drawer and drop into a defensive crouch, or conjures images of nasty comments scribbled in the margins of your hard work, consider this your formal invitation into a different vision.
How to Enjoy Being Edited is your ticket out of angst and overwhelm and into a different editorial relationship—one where your editor is your ally, and being edited is energizing guidance toward a commercially viable book you’ll be proud to publish.
In this concise, comprehensive guide, expert nonfiction editor Hannah de Keijzer walks you through everything you need to know to take full advantage of working with the pros, including: