Hello all and Happy Friday! I wanted to see if there was a list of resources or suggested ones for editing, formatting, promotion and those type things. I thought I recalled one on here a while back but haven't been able to locate it. I need to get a new editing and proofreader since my other one has decided to retire. Thanks.
That's a good question you've posed! I don't recall an actual list, but if we don't have one on here, we should.
I am a freelance editor and have worked on projects with several of our 48Days members. I'd be happy to discuss your project and can provide a list of references. You can email me directly at diane(at)thewritingrange.com.
I have found this link http://www.thebookdesigner.com/ to be helpful with reading resources. we also have great forumists here who can help out. Diane has already offered (thanks Diane) and others can help as well.
All the best
Paul -- The Book Designer is one of my top favorite blogs; I subscribe to it and read every one! He's got some excellent, very practical tips on his site.
Diane and Paul, thanks very much. I guess we all realize that there are some things we just don't have the skill sets to do well and outsourcing is the best way. I have not looked at the book designer site yet with the J-O-B taking alot of the time up but have the weekend coming so I hope to set aside time to do so then. Thanks!
I am just finalising my book ,Into the City Church, and have worked with more than four people; from a Theologian, editor, graphic designer, copy layout editor and proof readers.
Yes, you can outsource but at times the outsourced teams will also need help with what you exactly need. First thing, have a picture of what everything should be like and the outsource the experts.
I have learnt alot from the site.
I have a few useful links on my blog, though they're mainly geared toward the fiction writer. One, in particular, is extremely useful: Pro Writing Aid. You copy/paste a section of your work into it, and it provides you some helpful feedback. It's no substitute for a professional editor, but it can get some kinks out of your writing and teach you to improve your craft. Not sure how useful it would be for nonfiction.
Brian, thanks for the info. I appreciate it very much. My next book will be a WW1 fiction so this will be useful.
I used Andrea Reynolds (48days.net member) to edit my book and Charles Sutherland from ET Lowe to do the layout editing. I highly recommend them both.