How to Self-Edit Your Nonfiction Book

Self-Edit Your Book

Learn how to self-edit your nonfiction book so you can get your audience to take action, publish your book confidently, and become a bestselling expert.

Today, you will learn the 10 Steps to Editing Nonfiction.

Discover the essentials of nonfiction self-editing using the techniques of a professional editor.

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Learn how to self-edit your nonfiction book. Use our 10 steps to create a strong book with essential purpose and strategy.

Go behind-the-scenes with our professional editor to  create a firm foundation for your presentation. Discover what we look for when assessing your book, presentation, writing skills, and audience engagement. Gain essential knowledge about editing.


  • Why self-editing is so important
  • How to self-edit like a professional editor
  • Where you are in the self-editing process
  • What type of editing you need
  • When you should stop self-editing
  • Who you can trust for help

Get a free editing sample of your writing plus a professional critique outlining what your manuscript needs!

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