Have your work edited before publication! Thank you to Liam Moiser for his note.

sherrillheader1I get a lot of questions from potential and emerging authors about SBPRA, and I have an entire page here on my website about SBPRA info.  One of the things I most encourage is to suggest all authors have their work edited before publication.  I’m all for “self-publishing” or any other publishing, but “self-editing” should never happen. It is almost impossible to edit one’s own work!   Nothing seems to turn off a reader (and potential buyer) more quickly than misspelled words, poor punctuation, and a lack of grammar.

I received this nice note from a young SBPRA author, Liam Moiser, who wrote, “Thank you for the advice on editing, I went with it and it looks beautiful, now I have just signed off on it and I must admit I read through it four times and it’s amazing, I can’t believe what they have done for me, I saw the mistakes that I have missed and some of them I couldn’t believe because when I was reading it in my head it looked right but obviously it wasn’t, anyway I am getting excited and nervous at the same time because the next stage is the text block design, everything is awesome and the company is just amazing to work with.”

Since this is not only my website, but also my blog, I wanted to share this with everyone.   So please have your work edited.  It will be one of your best investments!

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