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Revising your first draft

If your book has got stuck at the first draft stage, it’s probably because you are struggling to do your revisions before you send it off to an editor. Revising your first...
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Edit-Amend-Check

People often think I’m joking when I say the publication process takes about 12 weeks. “Why on earth does it take so long?” they ask. And there is a simple answer: because in...
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The Publishing Process – Editing

The publishing process can be confusing and difficult to navigate. When I first started working in publishing, it took me a while for me to totally understand the process, so...
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The final stage in getting your book done

The final stage in getting your book done is often the hardest because it involves a technical process that can be difficult to understand, and because it can involve working...
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Am I capable of writing a book

One of the key reasons many aspiring authors don't even start their book is because they are dogged by the question: ‘Am I capable of writing a book?’ The root of that doubt...
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How to handle a revised deadline

Deadlines can change in the blink of an eye. When I worked at BBC Books, deadlines changed all the time as television transmission dates altered.
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Proof-reading – do you need it?

Proof-reading is one of those editorial jobs that you can definitely do yourself if you know what to do. That doesn’t mean it is an easy job for you to do yourself, but it is...
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Editing – why, how much and when?

Editing – it divides publishing consultants – some think you need it, others don’t; some think you need a lot, others think you need a little – so how can you decide whether...