Tag: editing process

Your First Draft Should Suck

Posted April 10, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Your First Draft Should Suck

It’s better to write a sucky first draft than a good one. Not because your goal should be to write crap, but because your first draft is ultimately the part of the process where you get everything down. How bad—or good—the draft doesn’t matter. Hitting the end is the beginning, not the end. Editing is […]

What Should I Know Before Hiring a Freelance Editor?

Posted March 13, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
What Should I Know Before Hiring a Freelance Editor?

If you’re making your way through the editing process, you may hit a point where you need a freelance editor. And if you’ve ever searched for one, you know they come in all shapes and sizes—and they’re definitely not all equal. Here’s what you should know to make your search a little easier. 1. Know […]

Formatting and Publishing Resources for Kindle

Posted February 13, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Formatting and Publishing Resources for Kindle

Formatting and publishing turned out to be one of the easiest parts of the process for me. Which I thought was kinda crazy. (When I say formatting here, I’m talking about ebook formatting only; paperback is another ballgame.) But here’s what I used:   Microsoft Word MS Word isn’t necessary. As long as your word […]