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How to Self-Edit Like an Editor

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    How to Self-Edit Like an Editor

As a longtime book publishing professional, I’m pretty quick to admit my biases when it comes to best practices in this industry. If I had a written list, great editing would be at the very top of it. I’m always in favour of editorial work, no matter who the writer is or what length of text you’re working with. I’ve written previous posts about how to hire an editor and how to understand the different […]

How You Can Come Up With More Marketing Ideas

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    How You Can Come Up With More Marketing Ideas

Traditional thinking has a powerful undertow. Well-meaning friends, colleagues or even family members may discourage you from “rocking the boat.” But in today’s rapidly changing marketplace, holding steady really means falling behind. Move, evaluate, adapt, strategize and move again. Act like a professional boxer as you bob and weave, looking for weak points in your adversaries’ strategies on which to launch your competitive attack.     Top Ten Ways to Make Your Creative Sessions More […]

You’ve Just Completed a Copy Edit. But Do You Really Need a Proofread?

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    You’ve Just Completed a Copy Edit. But Do You Really Need a Proofread? You’ve Just Completed a Copy Edit. But Do You Really Need a Proofread?

    You’ve Just Completed a Copy Edit. But Do You Really Need a Proofread?

Most authors recognize that copy editing is an essential step in the overall editorial process. There’s no better way to catch those pesky technical errors (spelling, punctuation, and grammar), as well as checking sentence structure and word usage. After this process is complete, it is almost always recommended for the manuscript to go through a professional proofread. Yet, many authors, especially after a few rounds of comprehensive (and exhausting) editing, balk at the suggestion, believing […]

10 Things Readers Should Do When They Like You!

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    10 Things Readers Should Do When They Like You!

Authors, you take a huge risk when you write. No matter how great (or terrible) readers may think a book is, you no doubt put a little part of your heart and soul into your work. As your heart is uncertain upon the book’s release into the world, only readers have the power to reassure and help you hold the pieces together. Therefore, you have to ASK.   Ask for what you need: whether its […]

6 Things I’ve Learnt the Hard Way After Publishing 4 Business Books in 3 Years

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    6 Things I’ve Learnt the Hard Way After Publishing 4 Business Books in 3 Years

What does it take to become a best-selling business book author? Should I try and get my book published by a traditional publisher? In this article best-selling and award-winning business book writer, Heather Townsend, answers these questions and dispels some of the myths out there about writing a book.   Read on to find out the six things that Heather wished she knew before she started to write her 1st book   1. Write the […]

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