How to Self-Edit Your Nonfiction Book

Learn how to self-edit your nonfiction book so you can get your audience to take action, publish your book confidently,…

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Elements of a Best-selling Book Jacket Cover

  So you’ve finished writing your manuscript, put it through a few rounds of editing and beta readers,…

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What is Developmental Editing?

  Developmental editing is usually the first phase of the editing process once you’ve slaved through a…

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Table of contents for research papers

  What’s a Table of Contents? When writing a research paper, master’s thesis or PhD dissertation, the…

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How to improve your vocabulary when writing

  With approximately 171,000 words, English is among the world languages with the highest number of words.…

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Event: Self-Edit Your Book Step By Step

This May 12 at 2 PM EST join us for a FREE WEBINAR on everything you need to know to self-edit your book using the…

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What are the objectives of book editing?

Book editing: meaning and importance Ever wondered what book editing involves? Well, it is far more than just…

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What is a story arc?

  Story arc: definition The story arc, or narrative arc, is the terminology used to explain the path a story…

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Story Arc – Improve Your Story Writing

Story Arc - Improve Your Story Writing https://vimeo.com/541652426 We're going to talk about the story arc from the…

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What an editor looks for in a mystery novel

When you begin self-editing your story, it is important to have a method for editing your book. It is helpful to…

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How to Write a Great Author’s Biography

If the thought of writing an author bio makes you stuff your manuscript in a drawer rather than publish, don’t…

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How to Know When It’s Time To Get An Academic Editing Expert

When preparing to submit a dissertation, thesis, or research paper, many authors and researchers use academic…

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Fiction Editing Essentials #3: Editing Your Book’s Scenes

We are back for number three of our four-part editing essentials. You can watch the reply or read the transcript…

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Difference between a novel and a novella

All of us are familiar with the concept of a novel, a story of length that describes fictional characters and…

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Levels of Technical Editing

Technical editing concerns the review of a text written about a topic of a technical nature. Editors apply several…

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Editing your book in 10 basic steps

Let’s talk about self-editing, and why it’s important to authors. It's really important to understand the basics…

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Narrative Nonfiction: What is it?

What Is Narrative Nonfiction? Narrative nonfiction is a fairly new term being introduced as a genre of writing,…

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Writing a novel: First or third person?

One of the key decisions you make when writing a novel is deciding what perspective, or point of view (POV) it…

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What Editors Look for (and Avoid) in Backstory

  Backstory is key to writing your story, creating engaging characters, and driving the plot forward. It…

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How to Write A Scientific Paper

What is a scientific paper? In this article, we’ll take a look at how to write a scientific paper. After reading the…

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Tips For Outlining a Novel

Authors have various methods when it comes to writing a novel. Some are Pantsers, or those who write by the seat of…

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What To Do After You Proofread Your Dissertation

Any student working toward an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree will have to write a dissertation, which…

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Advice for first-time novel writers

Getting started on a novel for the first time can be a daunting process. Or is it? Perhaps we should rephrase that to,…

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Creative Writing Advice from Joanne Lane

My name is Joanne Lane, and I am one of the editors at FirstEditing. Before dipping my toe into the world of…

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