Book Manuscript Editing
Professional—and Very Personal—
Editing Services for Self Publishers
With a lifetime of experience as a professional writer,
publisher, and trade book author, Barbara Brabec offers much more than mere editing services to her
clients. In fact, she brings her entire lifetime of knowledge and experience to
the table each time she elects to work with a new client, and that relationship
is always a personal one.
(See brief summary of Barbara's editing credentials
Barbara's satisfied clients attest to her skill as a writer and editor as
well as her ability to address each author's special needs, whether the book is
a work of fiction or nonfiction.
(Read their comments here.)
LET BARBARA HELP YOU get your
finished book manuscript professionally edited and ready for publication.
of her clients, you'll communicate regularly with her during the editing
process, receiving editing queries, email progress reports, and answers to any questions
you may have. You'll also be able to communicate by phone if you wish.
Few (if any) editors on the Web work this closely with their clients.
After the editing has been completed to your satisfaction, you will receive
some general guidance
(if needed) on the self-publishing process, with referrals to trusted professionals in Barbara's network who can
help you take your edited manuscript all the way to publication. (If you need
extensive help here, a small consultation
fee may be charged.) Barbara now works closely with
professionals who offer affordable high quality typesetting, cover design
Adobe conversions that meet technical print-on-demand requirements, eBook
formatting and conversions, and help in setting up a
WordPress blog if this is part of your marketing plan. (See also the helpful information and
resources in the Writing/Publishing
Robert Frost once said that "You can be a little ungrammatical if you
come from the right part of the country," and that may be true if you're writing
dialogue in fiction.
Where your self-published book is concerned, however, being "a little
ungrammatical" could prove not only embarrassing but
harmful to your professional image. A self-published book that has not been
professionally edited will surely bring unfavorable reviews, and there
will be no good word-of-mouth advertising, which all authors need for maximum success.
REMEMBER: If your first book isn't well written and edited, no one will read your second.
Are you ready to work with Barbara?
for types of manuscripts accepted, manuscript submission guidelines,
information about electronic editing, manuscript formatting guidelines, and some
of the books Barbara has edited, with links to testimonials from those authors
about the quality of Barbara's work. (Note that this page links to the one
for your two book manuscript editing options and fees, how to request a quote, get a
sample edit, or chat with Barbara.
There is NO CHARGE for an introductory ten-minute phone chat to
discuss your particular editing needs and time requirements.
here for details about Barbara's BOOK MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUING SERVICE,
recommended for those who think their book may need some rewriting or
content reorganization before editing.
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