Module Four: Editing

If you have a manuscript—or a polished draft of your story—you're that much closer to becoming a published author! Now, it’s time to seek some professional feedback. A good editor will help you craft the best version of your story, and in this module, you’ll learn the value of professional editing services and how to find the right editor for your story. You’ll also dig into the final details that should be considered before submitting your manuscript for publication, such as choosing your book title and indexing a nonfiction book.

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript Part One  

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript, Part One

Module Four, Video 1 (8:20)

Andrea Levitt, a senior editor from Reader's Digest Select Editions, kicks off the first part of this video on the process of finalizing your manuscript. George Nedeff, a learning instructor at Author Solutions, guides the presentation from the value of hiring an editor to the types of services professional editors can offer aspiring authors.

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript Part Two  

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript, Part Two

Module Four, Video 2 (20:21)

Andrea Levitt from Reader's Digest introduces the second video on the process of finalizing your manuscript. George Nedeff from Author Solutions walks you through examples of common writing mistakes, stressing that the frustration of the English language is best shared with a professional editor.

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript Part Three  

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript, Part Three

Module Four, Video 3 (18:40)

Andrea Levitt from Reader's Digest introduces the third video on the process of finalizing your manuscript. George Nedeff from Author Solutions explains what to look for when hiring a professional editor, how to write a consistent manuscript, and for the uninitiated, he breaks down how to index a nonfiction book.

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript Part Four  

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript, Part Four

Module Four, Video 4 (16:50)

Andrea Levitt from Reader's Digest introduces part four of this webinar on the process of finalizing your manuscript. Then, George Nedeff from Author Solutions breaks down some suggestions for choosing an effective book title. He runs through some key pointers that will help you write a title true to the essence of your book, without confusing potential readers and booksellers.

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript Part Five  

Editing and Finalizing Your Manuscript, Part Five

Module Four, Video 5 (6:56)

Andrea Levitt from Reader's Digest introduces the final part of this video series on the process of finalizing your manuscript. George Nedeff from Author Solutions presents five common roadblocks that prevent writers from finishing their books, and he explains the five methods to combat those challenges and ensure that you succeed in becoming a published author.

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