Quick Tips: Self-Editing Your Book

Crownless Publications

Editing your manuscript for

self-publication

The temptation to release our finished creations on the public is strong. This is the Dark Side. First, you have to edit that beast.

After the joys of writing, many find spell checking their work pretty tedious stuff. Unfortunately it is just so important. Many self published eBooks have been sunk on that one review, amid a sea of praise, that simply states: ‘I liked it but the spelling and grammar was awful.’

You may, or may not, be surprised about the number of manuscripts we look at that are woefully unedited. On the upside, if you are releasing your book into the online market, by thoroughly editing your work you are already better than a few of your potential competitors. Editing just makes good business sense.

Tip One: Leave it alone!

I am a firm believer in this. You’ve probably read your manuscript a thousand…

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