Copyediting for self-publishing authors
What you'll learn
- Familiarise yourself with the most common mistakes in fiction writing
- Learn how to prepare a text for copyediting
- Copyedit and proofread your text with a highly tuned system
- Make the most of free tools to clean up your text
- Produce a highly polished professional novel
- No previous experience necessary
Do you long for publishing independence but don't yet have the skills? Are you determined to put out a professionally finished novel but without the exorbitant costs required for professional editing?
Delivered by a trained and accredited editor and author, this course will teach you the skills you need. You will learn how to copyedit, proofread, and format your text to a professional standard, thus cutting out the excessive costs of editing that normally plague independent authors.
First we will familiarise ourselves with the most common problems that editors of fiction face.
Then we will learn, using a simple yet systematic method, how to prepare a text for editing so that we maximise our ability to identify and deal with errors in the text.
We will then get to know all the free software out there that we can use to address the most persistent problems of grammar, spelling and syntax.
Finally, you will be shown a very effective method for proofreading your text, a method which will make it much easier for you to really hone in on those niggling issues that don’t want to disappear!
Through the methods and techniques I will teach you on this course, you will develop the skills necessary for producing a highly polished industry-standard ebook, one which will shine on the bookshelves.
Who this course is for:
- Self-publishing and independent authors of fiction
Hi, I'm Paul. My courses will equip you with all the skills necessary for producing novels that are expertly finished, and give you the confidence to go independent in the world of self-publishing. I'm a trained and accredited professional editor and author, with fifteen publications under my belt and thousands of hours of editing experience.