Deborah Bancroft and Karen Conlin, both long-time professional editors, join the show to help convince you, the author, that you need to work with a quality editor on all your projects! This is a critical episode of The Books and Beer Hangout that you won’t want to miss. Here are some of the choice bits you’ll find in 25 minutes:
- Understanding the different types of editing available to independent authors
- Figuring out which kind of editing and editor you need for your book
- The difference between copy editing and proofing, versus developmental editing
- Why authors cannot edit their own work. Ever.
- Why you can’t rely on software — any software — to proof your work
- Skills and experiences that good editors have in common
- How editors and authors see books differently
- How authors can determine if an editor is right for them
- What sort of samples or proof an author can ask of an editor
- When the author wins, and when the editor wins
- How editors charge for editing, and how much independent authors should plan for
- How rates change depending on how much work is involved
- Grammar mistakes authors should stop making RIGHT NOW
- Two things that authors do repeatedly that drive editors mad
The Books & Beer Hangout is broadcast live every Thursday night at 6P/9E as a Google+ Hangout on Air and on YouTube Live! Circle ePublish Unum on Google+ to watch live, and to join The Books & Beer Hangover right after the show to chat with hosts and participants live!