In addition to editing and coaching authors, I write books of my own: nonfiction under my own name and fiction under a pen name. This is fun and has allowed me to build my own platform, but just as importantly it’s enabled me to see the writing, editing, and publishing processes from a variety of different angles—a perspective which allows me to better serve my clients.
In this concise guide, Sarah Barbour shares her experience as both a freelance editor and a self-publishing author to show you:
- The different levels of editing, what each does, and what you can expect to pay
- Where to find an editor
- How to decide if an editor right for you and your book
- How to communicate effectively with your editor
- Common mistakes and how to avoid them
This short book won’t take more than an hour or two to read—but it could save you countless hours of frustration and disappointment (and maybe even some money!).
The Copy Editor’s Guide to Working with Indie Authors is the perfect starting point for anyone trying to break into one of the fastest-growing markets for freelance editors!
In addition to drawing on her own experiences, author Sarah Barbour surveyed over 75 independent authors to define the key factors they care about when contracting an editor—and what will keep them coming back for more.
This to-the-point reference will help you:
* Identify and approach high-value clients so you don’t waste valuable time on dead-end leads
* Set firm and fair rates by studying your market and competition
* Cultivate a loyal following by understanding and delivering what each client wants
* Focus your efforts on the right tools, strategies and skills you need to establish yourself in this exciting niche
* Spend less time marketing and more time earning!
Monica Prescott, writer and world traveler, has everything she wants … except a man who’s free-spirited enough to join her for a life on the road. But when she bumps into Jason, the guy who broke her heart in college, she lets him think she’s engaged. It wouldn’t take much to fall for him again–and that’s one road she doesn’t want to go down.
Jason is everything she’s not and doesn’t want to be. He’s settled down in snowy Chicago and focused on his high-powered desk job, while Monica longs for foreign shores and sunshine. But the more time she spends with Jason, the more she starts to question her career and lifestyle.
Monica has two weeks before a new assignment starts in Bangkok, and time is running out for her to make the biggest decision of her life.
Lauren Prescott has just been assigned to write the raunchy sex advice column, “Ask Angelina,” at the fashion magazine where she interns. Only problem? “Angelina” is the voice of experience, and at the age of twenty-two, Lauren is still a bona fide virgin.
Her best friends Joey and Krista offer to help her, but their advice soon has Lauren looking at Joey in a whole new light. To complicate matters, the magazine is bought out by a handsome Italian playboy, who wants to send Lauren to Italy for Fashion Week—and who may want to be more than just her boss.
Whisked from Minneapolis to Milan and suddenly in the middle of a love triangle she never expected, Lauren will to have to stop playing it safe if she’s going to get what she wants—But if she goes too far, she may lose everything she truly cares about.