Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Announcing “Editor in a Box”!

Editor in a BoxYou’ve finished the first draft of your children’s book or YA novel… now what?

Or… You’ve revised until you’re blue in the face, but it’s still not quite “there” yet. Maybe you’re considering hiring a freelance editor, but want to make the most of their time – and your money. You might even be ready to submit to agents or publishers… but you just don’t trust spell check.

Introducing my latest resource for children’s book authors… Editor in a Box! 

Whether you need help with any aspect of revision or are ready to put the final polish on your work, Editor in a Box contains everything you need to get your picture book, chapter book or middle grade or YA novel into the best possible shape for submission to agents, editors and publishers, including…

  • A comprehensive 6-step Revision Process, with specific recommendations for revising your story, as well as your storytelling – in video, print and checklist form.
  • A list of Weak, Overused, and Unnecessary Words
  • A “Grammer Crammer”- basic grammar and punctuation rules as well as common errors to watch out for
  • Manuscript formatting guidelines and recommendations
  • Guide to Finding, Hiring and Working with Freelance Editors
  • A complete Guide to Manuscript Submission, including information on queries, cover letters, finding an agent and more
  • Recordings, Transcripts and Takeaways from Interviews with esteemed professional children’s book editors

I created this kit because, as a freelance editor myself, I’m painfully aware of how often writers submit their work to editors, agents and publishers before their manuscripts are truly ready.

At best, this can cause a freelance editor to lose valuable time addressing careless and avoidable errors, rather than being able to focus on the more substantive issues of the work. At worst, it can increase the cost of a project, or even prompt a freelance editor to reject a job outright.

Even more importantly, you have only one chance to submit to a publisher or agent – don’t waste it by submitting work that isn’t 100% ready.

The kit comes in two versions: Editor in a Box for Picture Books, and Editor in a Box for Chapter Books and Middle Grade or YA Novels.

Before you hire a freelance editor, before you submit to an agent or publisher, put your manuscript through a soup-to-nuts revision process that will give you the tools and the confidence to make it sparkle.

Click here to find out more…

I was recently interviewed for Katie Davis’ podcast, Brain Burps About Books, about Editor in a Box and the editing and revision process. To learn more and to listen to the interview, click here:

To your success!

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