Editing my debut novel, ‘The Sister,’ I took the ‘read through a million times and keep my fingers crossed’ approach. I hadn’t a clue what I was doing, but with no time restraints it didn’t seem to matter I didn’t have any sort of ‘system’ in place.
With ‘The Gift’ the pressure is on. There’s a timeline from my publishers pinned above my desk documenting not only when my editor expects it, but also the copy editor, the proof-reader and the typesetter.
Knowing I have to make the most of every second I have left to work on my manuscript I’ve turned to some best-selling authors for their favourite editing tips and they have helped me enormously. I do hope you find these useful too.
“It’s my favourite part of the writing process. First drafts are precarious, but once I have a first draft, I can work…
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