Providing ebook & Paperback Editons for Independent Authors
While L. Cooper Press does not provide editing in its publishing package, I can personally recommend excellent editors. I've been in the business over twenty years - as an editor and author - and even though I am an editor, I always hire one to go over my manuscript before I allow anyone else to see it: agent or publisher. And it doesn't matter if it's a novel, a newspaper article, or a stand-alone short story, or a short story for an anthology. Once your words have been published, they're in the world for anyone to see.
Readers notice mistakes and awkward sentences you may have overlooked. So make sure you're proud of your work. After all that's your signature - your baby. Make sure the diaper is clean.
few years ago, I was the victim of a scam editor, one who proclaimed he
edited for a best-selling horror novelist. I hired him, paid the
exorbitant fee, and was surprised he didn't allow communication during
the process. When he returned my "edited" manuscript to me, I was
extremely disappointed. Shocked even. He did very little work in return
for the high fee. Even though I protested, he said he was justified with
charging his high fee.
editors listed below are all hard-working and honest. As an editor, I
specialize in opening/1st chapters, but as an author who values a
professional manuscript, I've hired each one at different times. I know
they're good. And they allow
communication during the process, will answer questions, and explain
what and how they're editing.
check them out, send an email directly to them for your questions, and
choose the editor you feel is the best match for you.
Good luck in your writing, and may your book be the next best-seller!
EDITORS: 1st Chapter Edit
Your opening chapter is CRITICAL to your success as an author. If you haven't incorporated at least 3 of the 5 Essential Elements in your opening pages, you risk losing the agent/publisher/reader. Do you know what they're looking for?