Every author needs a good editor, but new authors need us most. That’s why we at New Author Editing specialize in helping first-time authors get their books ready for print. You need an experienced eye to help you build a good story and develop your characters. You need help setting a scene, writing believable dialogue, or establishing tension. And then there are all those picky grammar rules about semicolons, m dashes, n dashes, commas, compounds, and everything else.
We follow a ten-point plan to clean up your manuscript so it’s ready for publication. You get a complete and thorough content edit of your book at an amazingly low price. After all, as a new author, you don’t know how much money your book is going to make. Making money on a book isn’t easy, but we’ll do everything we can to help you turn a profit with a professional-looking manuscript.
You may find editing your own work challenging, or boring, or even daunting, but we love it. I mean, absolutely love it. Going over every word you’ve written is what we do no matter how big your manuscript. We’ve worked on everything from picture books to romance novels, self-help books to best-selling thrillers. Whatever you’ve written, we’ll be happy to help you make it better. We can make your book stand out by taking your manuscript from first draft to final draft at a price you can afford.
There’s a reason top authors often thank their editors – editors make their writing better. New Author Editing does the same for you!
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If you look through the books I’ve edited, you’ll see plenty of best-selling and award-winning authors like Zackary Richards, Meg Xuemei X, and David Antocci, so why do I choose to work with so many new authors?
Simple. It’s thrilling.
I know – hard to believe, right? New authors often require the most work, from content editing to proofreading, so why invest so much time in them?
Why I Like Working with New Authors
Authors are excited about their first book. Ask any editor what the best part of his or her job is and they’ll most likely say, “Seeing an author’s excitement when their first book is published.” They are palpably excited. By working with new authors, I get to feel that excitement all the time.
New authors need the most help. This might seem like a drawback, but it’s not. I love what I do, whether finding plot holes or minor mistakes in grammar. New authors give me the chance to do what I love and do best – playing with the language.
Discovering new styles. Veteran authors almost always have a developed voice; first-time authors are finding theirs. Some new writers may be copying their favorite author or writing the way a 10th-grade English teacher would like, but most are experimenting, looking for new ways to say something. They’re looking for new ways to tell a story that’s dear to them. As an editor, I love to see new approaches to stories, and usually that only comes from new authors.
I wanted to be a teacher. Growing up, I considered becoming a teacher. Well, I haven’t gone down that road, but editing is a form of teaching. I love seeing revised drafts (or a second book) where the author clearly learned from past mistakes and my suggestions!
New authors never know how many books they’re going to sell. Heck, editors and publishers have a hard time figuring it out. Some books are surprising best-sellers, while others, despite commercial panache, fail to click. In a future post, I’ll explain how I can keep my editing prices so low, but for now, know that as a new author, you won’t pay a fortune to get a thorough line edit. You should be investing your time – not all your money – in your book.
New authors are a blast to work with. They’re excited to have a finished book, and I’m excited to work with them. Who wouldn’t want a job like that?