64: Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon: EDITING with Jay Artale And Michael La Ronn August 2017
Ep#64: Welcome to Ask ALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This is our monthly Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon, with advice, tips and tools for indie authors just starting out. And here are your regular hosts for the beginners’ salon: Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn.
The topics covered in this beginners’ session includes:
- Three steps to manuscript editing: Self-Editing, Beta Readers and Professional Editing
- Definition of the different types of editing
- Developmental Editing
- Copy/Line Editing
- Editing Tools (like Grammarly, Pro Writing Aid, Hemingway)
- Editing Challenges
- Working with a book editor
- How to find a book editor
- Using the ALLi Partner Member listing to find a vetted service you can trust to edit your book
- How to get book editing discounts from our ALLi Partner Members
Our weekly Self-Publishing Advice broadcast is brought to you by ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors. This beginners salon is one of four regular shows, which include a more advanced salon, a member Q&A and a special guest highlight presentation from the Indie Author Fringe, ALLi’s free online author conference.
Find more author advice, tips and tools at our self-publishing advice center, www.selfpublishingadvice.org. And, if you haven’t already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at www.allianceindependentauthors.org.
Now, go write and publish.
About your show hosts:
Jay Artale is a project manager who swapped corporate life for a nomadic existence as a non-fiction writer. She’s written and self-published a series of travel guides, travel writing books, and poetry collections. Jay is also one of the co-organizers of the Indie Author Fringe, an online conference for indie authors who self-publish. Connect with Jay on Twitter: @BirdsOAFPress
Michael La Ronn is the author of over 30 science fiction & fantasy novels and author self-help books. To date, he has published over 1.5 million words of fiction and nonfiction. Since publishing his first book in 2014, he has produced a prolific writing portfolio while raising a family and working a full-time job in the insurance industry. Connect with Michael on Twitter: @MichaelLaRonn