Julia Fellner

Storyteller, Authorpreneur & Consultant

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Introduction to the Production Department

Self-publishing Handbook: The Production DepartmentIn this section of the series the production of a book will be covered. Therefore, I will talk about the various tasks, which would usually be done by the production department of a publishing house. Some of the blogs will apply to e-books and printed ones, while there will also be articles focusing on each of these two options separately.
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Finding an editor

Self-publishing HandbookConsidering that you are going to trust an editor with your story, which you have worked on for so long, you want to make the right choice.
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When to get a professional editor

Self-publishing Handbook: When to get a professional editorA professional editor is very likely going to be the biggest expense, therefore you want to make the right choice when and who you let edit your work.
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Self-editing Step III: proofread

Self-publishing HandbookIn this stage you sure the grammar, punctuation and syntax is correct. Since you are not an official copyeditor (and even if you are, you should have another professional editor look over your manuscript), this is probably more like what you would call proofreading.
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Self-editing Step II

Self-publishing HandbookIn this second step of self-editing you look at a smaller scale, directly at the language level. The questions below are only a beginning. Depending on your story, there might also be other issues you should pay special attention to.
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Self-editing Step I

Self-publishing HandbookIn the first step of self-editing you focus on story and characters, mostly ignoring the language because you need to keep in mind you might have to rewrite certain passages anyway.
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The different stages of editing

Self-publishing HandbookThis article breaks down the separate steps in the editing process. They may differ slightly between writers, since different writers have different ways of editing their work. Therefore, I focused rather on what has to be edited than how in the outline below.
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Introducing the Editorial Department

Self-publishing HandbookIn a traditional publishing company you would probably have two editors working with you. The first would give you feedback on what they expect you to change. In the second step they’d look at the manuscript on a closer level, taking care of issues like unclear sentences and getting rid of redundancies. Once the absolute perfect draft in this aspect is finished, it goes to the second editor: a copyeditor who edits on a micro level, correcting grammar, punctuation and syntax.
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