How to Save Some Money with a DIY Copy-Edit

Great, self-editing tip! 😉

Story Empire

Hello to all the Story Empire readers! I hope everyone is well and enjoying the Roadshow tour this week.

Today, I want to share a technique about line-editing/copy-editing that might help you save some money as well as improve your overall writing product. You can do this even if you are using a final editor as a way of checking your overall writing quality and the reader experience.

Let’s say you have a fairly complete manuscript but you want to go through it one more time before you self-publish it. Normally, you might send your new book off to a editor to find all the errors and inconsistencies that remain. The rule of thumb is that you tend to find less of your mistakes because you tend to get “snow-blind” to the errors in your work. This is a very valid point. The reason is that you need distance from…

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