Authors Helping Authors · Editing/Proofreading · quick advice

Beta Reading Cuts Editing Costs

What is a Beta Reader? A beta reader is a person who represents part of your target market and reads your nearly completed manuscript with the expectation that their input will help you develop plot, theme, character, pace, grammar, and spelling. They help flesh out issues you couldn’t have caught during your self-editing rounds because… Continue reading Beta Reading Cuts Editing Costs

AHA · Authors Helping Authors · Editing/Proofreading

“Editing and Proofreading – What’s What?” ~ by Debra L Hartmann

As the owner of an editing/proofreading service, the biggest question most people ask me right up front is “What are the differences in the types of editing and proofreading services offered?” While each company or freelancer has their own way of grouping and billing for services, there are some standards in the definitions of editing… Continue reading “Editing and Proofreading – What’s What?” ~ by Debra L Hartmann

AHA · Authors Helping Authors · Publishing

“You’ve written a novel, congratulations! Now what? AKA – 8 Steps to Writing a Query Letter” – by Debra L Hartmann

Obviously you want to get it published and become a well-known best-selling author, right?  It’s a difficult journey that you must now embark upon, especially if it is your first novel.  Your first stop on the road to getting published is putting together a query letter and sending it out to agents/publishers.  Your goal is… Continue reading “You’ve written a novel, congratulations! Now what? AKA – 8 Steps to Writing a Query Letter” – by Debra L Hartmann