On completion of your edit, will my manuscript be ready for publication?

On completion of your edit, will my manuscript be ready for publication?

LibroEditing proofreading, editing, transcription, localisation

I was asked this question by a prospective client recently, and it seemed like a good opportunity to share the answer with the wider world.
So, if you send your novel or non-fiction book.article or chapter to your editor for copyediting (fiction writers might know this as line editing), is it going to be ready for publication once they have gone through it?
Well, to be honest, probably not. What you will receive from your editor is a document marked up with suggested changes and comments. You will need to go through all of these and undoubtedly action some comments or questions that they’ve given.

Going through your editor’s comments

Once your editor has gone through your document, it will come back with a range of different comments and suggestions.
To break these down, they might include all of some of the following:
  • Vital textual changes – you will need…

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BEAUTY: HASK Argan Oil Hair Care Products

BEAUTY: HASK Argan Oil Hair Care Products

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Sustainable Daisy | Recycled, Upcycled, Eco Fashion

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argan oil hair care products HASK eco beauty ecobeauty sustainable pictureArgan oil is making big strides in the beauty world. What was seen as a simple Moroccan nut oil is now praised by wide-eyed beauty gurus who have learned of its magical anti-aging properties.

Primarily grown in south Morocco, argan oil is extracted from seeds of argan fruit trees. These trees have deep roots that hold soil in place, decreasing erosion and gusts of dust. Their canopy offers shade and resources for desert critters in otherwise strenuous environmental conditions. However, forests like the Moroccan Biosphere Reserve are under great threat of deforestation due to people cutting down argan trees for firewood (source).

Due to a wonderful shift of self-care must-haves, the new found value of argan oil has made argan trees symbols of prosperity, resulting in better sustained forests.

The demand of argan oil, has allowed people view argan trees in a powerfully positive light. This has helped sustain the environment…

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Thank You!

I’m knee deep in my second novel. I’m at that point where I know where it’s headed and I’m excited. I had to stop and take a minute to acknowledge the fact that I am living out a dream. My dream of becoming a writer is happening. Right now.

I’m not earning a living off of my writing. I’m not well known. But that wasn’t my dream. My dream was to write. To tell stories and to have at least one other person on this planet enjoy what I wrote.

I have a million stories in my head and my biggest challenge right now is focusing on one story at a time. I’m so thankful. This post is simply to say thank you to anyone who has picked up a copy of Six Points of Light. Thank you. You are part of the dream because I don’t strive for money or fame, I strive to reach people. THANK YOU!


Are Amazon *Really* Paying Authors Per Page Read? No. No, They’re Not. [Pause] Well…

Are Amazon *Really* Paying Authors Per Page Read? No. No, They’re Not. [Pause] Well…

A very straightforward explanation of the changes to KDP.


I understand how the internet works. I know what click bait is. If I click on a headline like She Used a Pen To Open an Envelope. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next… or His Dog Pooped In His Shoe and the Shoe’s Reaction was PERFECT, I agree that I’ve no one to blame but myself. But headlines about Amazon paying self-published authors per page read has my blood pressure spiking.

They’re inaccurate because they’re out of context. The truth is buried in the posts themselves no sooner than five or six paragraphs down, but people don’t seem to be reading that far based on the tweets I’ve seen in my stream. And as for people outside the self-publishing world – well, they seem to be missing the whole point of it altogether.

Now, it’s been a while since I wrote a nuts-and-bolts post about a self-publishing thing but [rolls up shirtsleeves, takes…

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