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Thinking "I want someone to write my book for me" 4 things to know

Thinking “I Want Someone to Write My Book for Me”?

Do you want to write a book but don’t know where to start? You might want to hire a ghostwriter ...

WHAT TYPE OF FREELANCE EDITOR DO I NEED?

By Nancy Peske Hoping to get your book published? You may need to hire a freelance editor to help you ...
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Developmental Editing and Ghostwriting: Similarities and Differences

Ghostwriters write the first drafts of chapters. Developmental editors collaborate with the author on getting the first drafts written. Developmental ...
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STRUCTURING CHAPTERS IN A SELF-HELP OR HOW-TO BOOK

Are you feeling lost as you’re structuring chapters in a self-help or how-to book you’re writing? Did you get lost ...
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HOW TO WRITE A BOOK BASED ON YOUR LIFE

We all have a book inside us. We may even have several! If you want to know how to write ...
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HOW TO AVOID ACCIDENTALLY PLAGIARIZING WHEN USING ONLINE SOURCES

Authors, do you know how to avoid accidentally plagiarizing when using online sources to do research for writing your book? ...
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FIND A LITERARY AGENT WHO IS RIGHT FOR YOU (AND YOUR BOOK): THREE TIPS

Most larger book publishers insist that you submit your book through a literary agent, although many smaller publishers do not. ...
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FIVE KEYS TO MAKING YOUR SELF-HELP BOOK A HUGE SUCCESS

Wrapping up a book project is always bittersweet for me. As a developmental editor, I’m like a book’s “midwife”: I’m ...

THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET YOUR BOOK EDITED

Thinking of self-publishing? Should you choose the editing or editorial evaluation package from the self-publishing arm of a publisher, or ...

WRITE A MEMOIR, NOVELIZATION, OR SELF-HELP BOOK BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCES

Many aspiring authors contact me about help with writing a book based on what they’ve learned as a result of their ...