So you’ve written a book. Or you’re working on one. Or maybe you just have some components; a concept, a few great character ideas, a twisted ending. Everyone tells you, if you’re serious about getting published, you must utilize a professional editor (good advice indeed). Do you know what type of editor you need in each of the above situations? There are several types of editors, and knowing the differences is essential in order to avoid frustrated expectations and misplaced resources.
Okay, let’s say you’ve sorted it all out; you know you need an editor and are clear on what type you need. How do you find the best editor for you? Are they all alike? In this presentation by Rebecca Ballotta, an award-winning writer, highly esteemed editor, and publishing coach, you’ll learn:
- The different types of editors
- How to determine if the editor is the right one for you
- How to work with and build a successful relationship with an editor
- Reasons to work with a developmental editor
- What you should expect to pay for each type of editing
- Where to look for the best editors (and where not to look)
- And much more…
Rebecca has been writing and editing for over 40 years and has been a publishing coach for about 25 years. She has had dozens of articles published in magazines such as Homeschooling Today, At Home, Balance, B2B, and Distinctly Montana, one self-published book (Ways to Teach the Bible), and website and marketing content. In 2016, her article, Montana Mad Hatters, was a winner in the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition: Magazine Feature Article category.
On the editing side of things, recent examples of success achieved by authors Rebecca has worked with include one author’s manuscript being accepted by her first-choice publisher within two weeks of submission (released December, 2016), and another author being published on Amazon and hitting #1 within a week in both the U.S. and Canada. These examples demonstrate clear evidence of the importance of working with the right professional editor.
You can learn more about Rebecca at www.rebeccaballotta.com