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Working With Beta Readers

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Episode 5 of Mark Coker’s Apple Podcasts is about working with beta readers – A very important part of every writer’s process. Or it should be.

In this episode you’ll learn how to recruit beta readers, how to craft your questionnaire to collect the right feedback, and you’ll learn time-saving strategies to complete the round with minimal hassle.

Here are links to access the podcast:

Happy writing and editing!

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Why are book editors so expensive?

Belinda Pollard has laid out the process and time commitment very well for an editor such as myself, along with the angst of having to pay for one myself, as a writer.

But it’s a very necessary part of the process if you’re serious about being taken seriously as a writer.

My daughter – an avid reader and very good student – recently agree to read a book for an author that contacted me for a review (I didn’t have time but my daughter did). My daughter has come up with a very long list of things this author missed including words misspelled and a error in a reference to the battle of Troy. This author said she did an edit swap with a fellow writer, which obviously didn’t cost her anything except her reputation as a writer. A pretty high cost in my book (pun intended). Unfortunately, she published the book before she asked for reviews. Hopefully not many people have seen it yet because it needs a lot of work, work an editor would have picked up on before potential readers had seen it.

I know it’s an expense, but it is one of those things that you get what you pay for.

Why are book editors so expensive?? | @Belinda_Pollard.

Proofreading Explained

Good post! Explains a confusing concept. As someone who does both for a living, it’s distressing to see the word proofreading use for copy editing. They are similar in some respects but not the same. Thanks Catherine!

Hiring a Ghost Editor – The Experience That Haunts Me | Lorraine Duffy Merkl | Blog Post | Red Room

Some editing/publishing words of wisdom from Lorraine Duffy Merkly – read on…

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Hiring a Ghost Editor – The Experience That Haunts Me | Lorraine Duffy Merkl | Blog Post | Red Room.