Whether you’re an aspiring or veteran author, getting outside feedback on your book is vital to the success of a story. That’s because, as writers, we can’t always see the imperfections or shortcomings in our books. That’s where critique partners, beta readers, sensitivity readers, and freelance editors come in.
This episode of Publishable covers:
- Critique partners (CPs)
- Beta readers
- Sensitivity readers
- Freelance editors (developmental, copyediting, & proofreading)
- Vanity (BAD) editors
- Where to find freelance editors & when to work with them
- If you’re an indie author on a tight budget, what editing can you skip?
- Where you can find CPs & betas?
- Copyrighting an idea & plagiarism
- If you self-publish one book, can you traditionally-publish later on?
- Can you query a previously self-published book?
SOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO
- The Fussy Librarian: What the heck is sensitivity reading?
- NY Book Editors: What’s the Difference Between Copyediting and Proofreading?
- The Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
- Revise & Resub
- ACES: The Society For Editing
- iWriterly: How Do You Know Your Book is Done (Being Edited)?
- iWriterly: What is a Freelance Developmental Book Editor?
- iWriterly: How to Become a Freelance Developmental Editor: Seven Qualifications
- iWriterly: When Writers SHOULDN’T Work With a Freelance Developmental Editor