Edit pictYou have finished going through the edits from the Editor and now it’s time to get the manuscript to the printer right? Nope, wrong, it’s now time to proofread and have others proofread and then you do a final proofread. It’s time to catch all those little errors that occur mysteriously during the write and edit process. Simple misses like using there instead of their. A question mark that is missed from the end of the sentence. An entire sentence that vanished during your review of the edits that left a gap in the flow of your message or story.

Should you hire a professional for this too? That’s probably best practice, but if you have a best friend who teaches English and is always catching errors in menus, signs, brochures, emails and so on; you might already have one in your back pocket. Even if you hire a professional it is still helpful to have more than one set of eyes do a read through. The final read through should come from you. You have to own all the edits and changes at the end of the day and you want the last pair of eyes to read your work, before sending it to be typeset and prepared for printing, to be yours.

Click here for a free copy of my Write & Self-publish chart. It provides the high-level steps you need to write and self-publish your book. I’m currently blogging my way through each step to provide more detail. I invite you to comment and ask any questions you may have on writing and self-publishing your book.

I have written and published six novels.  My latest book entitled Life on Fire, co-written with my sister Karen D. Bradley, was released in June 2015If you are new to writing a book or self-publishing and want to follow along as I share what I’ve learned, either subscribe to receive my blog posts at www.jenettambradley.com or request to be added to my  group on Facebook, JB’s Writers Studio where the links to the posts will be shared. The group will also be a place for members to ask questions and share information.

 

 

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