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Here's the thing ... I've been in your shoes. I've self-published four books and know what it's like to walk the path of writing, drafting, self-editing and seeking professional help.
Empowering? Yes. Daunting? No doubt about it. This library helps you walk that path. And if there’s something you want me to add, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.
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Louise is interviewed about fiction editing on Tim Lewis's show: 24 mins
Full post: How to market your book and build your author platform using a chatbot: Part 1 – Facebook comments
Full article: How to make your 404 page visitors happy … using a bot
Full article: Proofreading checklist
Full post: What makes a good fiction editor?
Full post: Spooks, books and marketing hooks
I also recommend Nicola Morgan's excellent Write to be Published. The guidance on structural/developmental editing is brilliant for self-publishers.
Morgan injects a healthy dose of humour into her book throughout, so it's a guaranteed boredom-free read. Here's a picture of my copy – I wouldn't recommend something to you that I hadn't read myself!
There are more goodies on my blog, The Proofreader's Parlour, in the Self-editing and Self-publishing authors archives.