The Book Editing Process

Well, readers here’s more insight on when I started pulling the story together . . .

Of course, when my publisher took me on their team, there were areas I needed to tighten up on relating to my #manuscript. It started out like this:

I was introduced to my #Editor back in October 2013 (on the 29th day). No lie, I needed a professional touch with the editing part. So our introductions and conversations began . . .

Nina, meet Alex; Alex, meet Nina! It’s time to begin editing Nina’s book “Not a Blueprint.”
Alex has some great ideas for this book. Here are some things that I’d like you to make sure you address (in addition to anything else you two find necessary, of course!)

1. Development of Nina’s character: there are some places, especially in the early chapters that would benefit from more details, more background, to flush out Nina’s character and motivations.

2. Tense and point-of-view: Be sure that “remove-of-time” narration is consistent and that tense shifts do not happen.

3. Of course the technical, line-by-line edit of punctuation, spelling, grammar, etc.

4. Also, within the manuscript itself, we need to use italics, bold, and other formatting for emphasis judiciously ─ overuse can clutter the manuscript and lose the intended effect ─ be sure to use these effects only when absolutely necessary.

So away Alex and I went to kick off the process!

More to come . . .

2 comments on “The Book Editing Process

    1. Sikis izle:

      ¿Hola me encanta la cabecera de tu blog, es una creación personal? ¿
      Hi I love your blog header, is a personal creation?

      Gracias por gustar de mi blog. Espero que se corra la voz sobre esta página. Sí, es mi creación del layout pero tengo una persona de la web (diseñador) que hace por mí.
      Thank you for liking my blog. I hope you will spread the word about this site. Yes, It’s my creation of the layout but I have a web person (
      Have you purchased a copy of my book? designer) who does it for me.

      ¿Usted ha adquirido una copia de mi libro? Estoy seguro de que encontrará una lectura interesante. Copias son disponibles en las tiendas de Barnes & Noble, también. Disfrutar de la lectura y dar una revisión en línea después de leer, por favorI’m sure you will find it an interesting read. Copies are available at the Barnes & Noble stores, as well. Enjoy the read, and give an online review after reading, please.

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