Author's Quick Guide to Editing Your Book Kindle Edition
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When I started reading this book, I had just started one of my final edits for a novel and I picked up this one so I could hopefully find some tips. I'm glad I did, too.
Kristen Eckstein did a very good job making her book short, easy to read, and straight to the point. I had not problem following along with the book. Each point was explained well and concisely.
I'm not sure how many points to give this one. Much of what I read I already knew, especially regarding formatting (at the end of the book), but I also found a few things I didn't know, so in that regard it was very helpful and useful. This would be a great book for someone who is just starting out in the writing and publishing world.
The book was formatted well, the words easy to read, and the sentences well put together. I loved how she set the book up to be easy to follow.
Overall writing quality: 1/1
I didn't come across a single, glaring error. Which is good since this is a book on editing. Although, the author also said she wrote the book in one day, edited it the next, and published it a day or two later, so there was the possibility of errors.
That being said, it was well written and all explanations were good.
As I mentioned earlier, the last part of this book was about formatting. A lot of the things she said in there were things I knew, so I actually put the book down and didn't pick it up for another week or more until I decided I really needed to actually finish the book. Other than that little fact, this book is short and could easily be read in about an hour.
All authors should read this book even if they don't think they need to. If for nothing else, she explains what each type of editor is out there and has a list of resources to find some of those types of editors. And it's only $0.99 on Amazon.
1. Basic Grammar and Punctuation [not my favourite but a necessity]
2. Using the READ-ALOUD Method for getting it out there.
3. Choosing the type of editor
4. Where tio find an editor
5. Formatting your book for the editor: in this section the author actually includes screenshots of the formatting tools and how to use them. This is particularly useful and shows readers how to tackle some of the tougher formatting issues such as Page Breaks, Footers and Headers, and Spacing. A definite read, even if you get nothing else out of this book, at least this chapter will be worth the .99 cents by far.
With great tips that are easy to follow, you won’t have to spend months or even years on your next edit. Just follow some basic rules/guidelines of editing and the process will go much smoother than you imagined it to. Or, if you are no stranger to the editing process and need to brush up on a few things, try it here and you should have everything you need to get the job done. I am looking forward to reading the other “Author’s Quick Guide” books for a quick read that delivers good content!