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Andrea Robb

Andrea Robb

Developmental Editing, Substantive Editing, Line Editing, Manuscript Evaluation, Publishing Consultation Fiction and nonfiction: literary, historical, mystery/suspense, adult, young adult, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, paranormal, erotica, humor, and new age/spirituality   Andrea Robb spent over a decade as an acquiring editor at Penguin Random House, working on key titles for Knopf, Doubleday, Pantheon, Vintage and Anchor Books. …

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Kendra Lund, PhD

Ghost writer, book doctor, copy editor, proofreader, writing coach, book designer, publishing consultant New Age – Spirituality – Memoir – Lifestyle – Architecture Kendra Lund, PhD, is a book doctor, book editor, author, writing coach, and publishing consultant. Kendra specializes in books on the spiritual end of the self-help spectrum, along with memoir writing and …

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Where to Start with Editing?

by Amy Bennet, editor As a writer, I get it. You’ve worked hard on your book. You just want to know if it’s good, and if there are things you can do to make it better. You have options when it comes to editing. Developmental editing, also called content editing or substantive editing, is a …

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Should You Consider a Manuscript Critique?

by Floyd Largent Content Editor | Books | Short Stories If you’ve recently completed a book-length manuscript, it’s best to run it past another pair of eyes before you send it out into the world. As the author, you may be too close to the project to see its potential flaws, from minor continuity errors …

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Manuscript Evaluations & Critiques

by Theodora Bryant I’m one of those editors who say that you should never change your book based on what an agent or book-buying editor says would be “a good idea,” or “just the thing your story needs” … unless that agent or editor says he will represent you, or will put your book under contract …

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Be Your Own First Manuscript Evaluator

By Theodora O’Brien Developmental copy editor / Manuscript evaluations-critiques It’s true you can’t edit your own work, but you can be the first to evaluate your manuscript to find out if all the working parts are there. If you’re like most writers, you’ve studied a dozen or more experts on what should and shouldn’t be …

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Why might you want to have a real-life agent read your manuscript?

Unless you have a “name” or have been previously published and sold lots of books, or have won impressive literary awards for your writing, or have written an amazingly original book that taps into current trends, you will have a hard time getting an agent to even glance at your novel. Most likely, it will …

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