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The Complete INDIE Editor – 55 Essential Copy-edits for the Professional Independent Author

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Announcing the relaunch/launch of:

The Complete INDIE Editor – 55 Essential Copy-edits for the Professional Independent Author

Before we get to the blurb, let me tell you a little bit of info behind this guide.

Back in July 2013, I decided to dip my toe into the world of publishing (mainly to see how it was done) by launching a ‘subbing guide’ called: ‘Go Sub Yourself! – 55 Sub-edits to Make your Novel Stand out from the Competition’.

I was just finalising my debut novel, BLUE INTO THE RIP, and found this list of copy-edits indispensable. I decided to put them all in one place in a quirky, snappy, but ultimately effective guide. I still use it (mostly cursing as I find nests of adjectives lurking all over the place). But I digress. At this time, I was very much of the opinion that self-publishing was second best to getting an agent and a publisher. Since then, my world has been turned 180 degrees around. I firmly believe professional self-publishing, where authors have full control over the writing process (and the profits), is the way forward for all committed writers.

With that in mind, I rebranded GO SUB YOURSELF! as THE COMPLETE INDIE EDITOR.

I see it as an essential companion for an effective writing process.

For one week only, I’m almost giving it away at $0.99/£0.77 in a shameless attempt to get the guide into the top ten of Amazon’s lists 🙂 Please help to do that by purchasing today. That would be great.

All the best

Kev

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Here’s the blurb!!

Copy-editing for the Professional INDIE Author

We are living in a new publishing age. As I write this, in 2014, the way books are bought, sold and printed has radically changed. The shift? The move over the last half-decade towards self-publishing.

The influence of agents and publishing houses is on the wane. Independent Authors can publish their own novels when they want, how they want, and with a cover they are happy with. And most of all, they can reap a far higher percentage of profits than is possible with the mostly restrictive practices of the old publishing houses. I’m not going to use this guide as a vehicle to knock traditional publishing and agents—suffice it to say that these days, independent, professional publishing provides many new and exciting opportunities for authors.

The key word in that last sentence is ‘professional’. To become successful independent authors, we must write and publish as professionally as we can. With that in mind, I created this guide. The Indie Editor will not tell you how to self-publish, how to get cool covers, or how to market your publications, but it will explain, in a series of fifty-five edits, how to prepare your manuscript for publication or for submitting to your editor or beta-readers

When you publish as an Indie Author, be it on an electronic device such as the Kindle or as a printed novel through Createspace or other print-on-demand services, readers are evaluating your writing by using Free First Chapter, etc. With so many novels competing against one another, you need all the tools you can get to convert interest into a buy…

Welcome to the world of copy-editing – the revision, correction and adaptation of a piece of writing for publication. An edit is the singular name given to an individual edit or group of edits in the process of copy-editing. By working through this guide, you will apply each of the fifty-five edits to your novel.

These Copy-edits include:

*Redundant adjectives & overuse of adverbs
*Over thirty overused words & phrases such as that, it, up/down, was/were, had, even, got, etc.
*Overuse of exclamations and the ellipsis
*Proper use of italics, quotations & capitalisation
*Word pairs & homophones
*How to handle numbers & time
…And descriptions of flow, show not tell, writing tenses, dialogue handling and more.

Applying these copy-edits to your fiction will allow reviewers and readers to evaluate your novel purely on the strength of your story and not on clumsy and weak prose, overuse of adverbs, repetition and flabbiness. Your readers may not understand why your fiction is more engaging, but subconsciously they will respond to the improved flow, the more immediate prose and leaner sentences.

The Indie Editor cannot guarantee you marketing success; what it will guarantee is to give your novel the best chance it can get in a tough, competitive and new publishing world. Getting readers past page one, despite your ‘explosive, fast paced hitting-the-ground-running opening’, is what this guide is all about.

Let’s put it in a nutshell:

The Indie Editor is a one-stop copy-editing shop to improve your novel before publication.

Welcome to the world of Copy-editing!

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