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Comment by Erin Casey on January 23, 2014 at 8:35am

It's a good piece, Dan. I like the term "strategic editor." I've been using "content editor" for the longest time b/c I focus on the bigger picture. But strategy and delivering credible, quality content is the real mission. That said, I love having copy editors and proof readers on my team. To paraphrase Roger Miller, It takes all kinds to make a book.

Comment by Megan LaFollett on January 23, 2014 at 8:31am

I agree with everything in Diane's comment. One of the reasons I prefer working with authors directly rather than editing for a publishing house is that I feel I can do a better job if I can develop a relationship with the author. Really good editing is also really good coaching.


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Comment by Diane Krause on January 23, 2014 at 7:58am

Dan -- Thanks for sharing that post. From the editor perspective, the dream clients are the ones who are clear on what they need and aren't afraid to be honest and ask questions, or ask for help. I just wrapped up a long editing project on a full-length thriller. The author is a very good writer, but from the beginning was open about what he wanted on this project. In turn, I was open and honest about what I felt I could/couldn't do for him. We had a great time working together, and he's not only indicated he'll be sending me Book #2, but has referred a writer friend to me as well. What a blessing those pleasant and productive projects are!


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Comment by Kent Julian on January 23, 2014 at 7:38am

Randy and Nick. I talked with John recently. He's not available to work on any projects until after May. He wishes he was, but he just can't swing it.


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Comment by Nick Pavlidis on January 23, 2014 at 7:28am

Randy - To answer your other question, John's contact info is here - http://www.jscreativedesigns.com/contact/

And what a great post by Seth.  Very helpful and timely as I work more towards the editing/organizing phase of my book!

Comment by Dan Miller on January 23, 2014 at 7:20am

In his blog today, Seth Godin addresses an issue we all need clarify.

Copyediting, line editing and the other kind

The copyeditor will fix a misstated fact, spot a typo and get your prose clean.

The line editor will rearrange a paragraph and help you organize a thought more clearly.

And the editor who is your partner will tell you that the chapters are in the wrong order, that you must delete a third of what you wrote, or perhaps consider writing for TV instead. This kind of editor is the one who will tell you your time is better spent doing something else entirely.

It's easier (but not easy) to find a good copyeditor than it is to find someone generous and brave enough to help you figure out your strategy, whether you're working on a book, a career or the structure of your next project.

The copyeditor can tell you that you mangled a few facts early in your presentation. The line editor will help you untangle a complicated story near the middle. And your strategic editor will help you see that a one-on-one meeting would have been better than a presentation in the first place.

Sure, fix my typos, thanks a lot, but what's truly precious is someone able to fix your plan.

Worth noting that most critics and journalists are comfortable being metaphorical copy editors, but it's rare you find someone who speaks up with sensible thoughts about your strategy.

Treasure the folks willing and able to develop a point of view about the big picture.


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Comment by Kent Julian on January 23, 2014 at 5:52am

 Love fiver.com!

Comment by Brad Haven on January 21, 2014 at 11:59am

Randy,

You might be surprised at what you get for 5.00 at fiverr.com   here is a company I have used for logos--and they do everything book covers also--with unlimited updates.

http://fiverr.com/idesigners/design-a-professional-logo-in-24-hrs-w...

Also you might try--http://www.bookcoverideas.com/

God Bless,  Brad


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Comment by Diane Krause on January 21, 2014 at 8:27am

Randy, 

I'm working at a new publishing company, and we've just found a new gal who's doing some work for us. I highly recommend her. She does beautiful work, and her rates are reasonable. I don't know if she'll still be in your price range or not, but you can certainly contact her for a quote. Her name is Christine Fuselli, and her email is fusellidesign(at)yahoo(dotcom). 

Comment by Randy Clark on January 21, 2014 at 8:04am

I need a Kindle and Audible version of the same cover design for a book I will be putting on Kindle and Audible in the next 60 days. 99designs sounds too expensive for me right now and fiverr sounds like it would not be the best place. I guess I need someone moderately priced, but not cheap in quality. I have seen the name John Sierra mentioned elsewhere in this group. How do I contact John Sierra for a book cover estimate? And are there other options anyone would recommend? Thanks for your help.

 
 
 

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