There are two ways to get better at writing. One is to practice writing, so your first drafts are better. The second is to learn how to edit your first drafts into better second drafts. It is common for some beginning authors to feel like the second draft is different, rather than better. This doesn’t need to be the case, however. You can learn how to become a better self-editor. In fact, that is exactly what we are going to talk about today.
We have a special guest on the show who is going to teach you how to edit and proofread your own manuscript.
She is a general editor for Iron Stream Media, and she’s the director of PENCON, the annual conference for Christian editors and proofreaders.
Denise Loock, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show.
- Steve Laube Post on Word Count
- Perfect It
- Christian Editor Connection
- Types of Editing
- Word Counts Of The Most Popular Books In The World
Craft Book Recommendations:
- Writing Successful Self-Help and How-To Books (Affiliate Link)
- Made to Stick by Dan & Chip Heath (Affiliate Link)
- Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors by Kathy Ide (Affiliate Link)
- Editing Secrets of Best-Selling Authors (Affiliate Link)
- Writer to Writer: Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing (Affiliate Link)
- Tailor Your Fiction Manuscript in 30 Days (Affiliate Link)
I was introduced to your podcasts with an episode with Denise Loock. I want to thank both of you for such an informative interview. I am in the process of self-publishing a Christian myth-fairy tale and need sources to promote said book on unconditional love in the Christian world. I already have a number of super reviews to make sure the book will be useful and profitable.
I will subscribe and listen to more podcasts.
Again, thanks and God Bless