Category Archives: working with editors

Preparing Your Manuscript

You’ve finally done it… written your novel. It’s complete. All those words down in one place. And you’re no fool. You’ve got an editor all lined up.  But wait. Is it really ready for the editor yet? When you say … Continue reading

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Get the Most for Your Editing Buck

No, this isn’t a sale. We covered this topic in a Google Hangout on Air. Believe it or not, there are ways to make sure you get the most out of your editing dollar. If you go back through the … Continue reading

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How I Build A Story… with John Rakestraw

I put myself in the hot seat and talk with my merry band of wonderful minds about how I build a story. I did live theatre years ago… I was a stage actor in the Seattle area during the 1980’s… … Continue reading

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Get Thee to an Editor

Pesky errors got you down? Tired of hearing you’re using ‘reign’ instead of ‘rein’? Does trying to figure out the difference between the two leave your head in a tizzy? Do you love the word ‘that’? Do you capitalize your … Continue reading

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Rachel Thompson on Blogs and Social Media

Rachel talked with R. Harlan Smith about putting together a blog and the ups and downs of doing so. Harlan asked some great questions and Rachel answered them with her brilliant style and fantastic flair, as always. This a 20 minute short take from the 1 hour and 13 minute show we did. Continue reading

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OMG–I Can’t Stress This Enough

I’ve written on the topic of the importance of editing before, but OMG guys, it really is. I love indie authors, I really do. Heck, I’m one myself. Some of my best online friends are, too. Some of what I’m … Continue reading

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Timing

Timing is everything. When you’re planning the publication date of your book, make sure you leave enough time for revision, editing, proofing, cover design, and formatting. None of these things should be rushed. In fact, it’s better to have scheduled … Continue reading

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How to Approach an Editor

When your book is ready for an editor, you’ve reached the next stage in your book’s development. If you’ve never done this before, it can be exciting. Daunting. Intimidating, even. How do you go about it? Here are my recommendations … Continue reading

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Why An Editor? They Get You, Your Best Book!

Rakestraw Book Design’s Editing Services Published on Apr 15, 2013 RAKESTRAW BOOK DESIGN LIVE EVENTS… Short Takes! Why An Editor by Toni Rakestraw Why do you need an editor? Every writer needs an editor. Even famous best-selling authors need editors … Continue reading

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Editors Are Vital — Guest Post

Today’s post is by another client of mine, Shane Scollins. Shane is the author of Legacy Rising, The Game, and several other thrilling reads. If you haven’t read any of his books yet, you should pick one up. By Shane … Continue reading

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