A high proportion of first time novelists who approach me for editing are not aware of the amount of work needed before they get a professional involved.
Sometimes I’m told that the first draft has just been finished, so now it is ready for editing.
Oh no it isn’t.
Finishing the first draft is a huge milestone, but there is a lot of refinement to be done before it is ready for publication. The more of this you do yourself, the better the book will be, and the cheaper & easier the editing process will be.
Here is one author’s take on getting your manuscript ready.
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