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An Editor’s Guide to Substantive Editing

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Authors can hire editors for a range of services, from editorial assessments to copy-editing and proofreading. On a spectrum from Basic to Complex, substantive editing would sit second closest to the complex end, just before ghost-writing. Sometimes there is confusion … Continue reading

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There is nothing worse than an author wanting to change the title of his book smack in the middle of getting it ready for print.This means a new cover design, finding and replacing the title throughout the book, a new … Continue reading

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Update March 25, 2012: Chekhov’s Rifle has been imported from Blogger to WordPress and it’s now the book blog for Lorena Goldsmith’s Self-Editing Fiction that Sells (How to Books, 2013). Welcome, everybody! Chekhov’s Rifle is Daniel Goldsmith Associates’ very first … Continue reading

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