The Magic Editing Hat: Turn Your Manuscript Into a Book

First self edit meaning revise and edit, and then hire a professional

ELIZABETH HUNTER

 Someone asked a very fair question in the comments last week, so I’ll explain a little more about my self-publishing “credentials.”

I never submitted a manuscript or queried an agent before I decided to self-publish. I heard about self-publishing before I finished my debut novel, A Hidden Fire, and decided from the start that it was the direction I wanted to go. I published my first book in October 2011, and by June 2012, I was making a full time income. So I have been making my living from my writing for a little over a year and a half, and I have published nine books, two novellas, and a short story. I am a working writer. This pays the bills, and it does so better than any other job I’ve ever had. That’s where I’m coming from.

Crystal_Project_wizardNow, editing.

I’m starting out with one of the…

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