Novel-Editing Services: What to Expect, What to Watch Out for

So you’ve finished writing your novel, and now you’re in need of novel-editing services. What should you, as an author, expect a fiction editor to provide, and what do you need to watch out for? Novel Editors versus Other Editors First, make sure you hire someone with professional training in fiction editing. You don’t want to settle for just a ... Read More

How to Structure Your Novel

If you are confused about how to structure your novel, I congratulate you. It means you at least realize a structure of some kind is necessary. That places you miles ahead of most beginning novelists, who typically plunge ahead into the writing, inspired by a cool initial idea. Many hours later, they realize they’re stuck. They have a story dozens ... Read More

Creating a Book Index: Part of Professional Manuscript Editing Services?

Is creating a book index something you can expect from book editors and professional manuscript editing services? Book editors and indexers are separate breeds of people. Their skill sets do not overlap. If you are a scholar or technical writer who has authored a complex book, you will need an index—and a professional indexer. Well, how about self-indexing, you ask? ... Read More