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Start Here: How to Write a Book Proposal

Everything you need to know to start writing a book proposal for your nonfiction book.
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Should You Hire a Professional Editor?

But being able to truly see if you’ve been successful in writing a compelling work requires objectivity and distance than can be hard to achieve on your own—and this is where a professional editor comes in.
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6 Ways to Vet Freelance Editors

Author and freelance editor Maya Rock offers six pointers for vetting a freelance editor.
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How to Find an Editor as a Self-Published Author

Indie author Teymour Shahabi explains how to find an editor for the draft of your self-published book and what to look for in a good editing relationship.
Why Your Non-Disclosure Agreement Is Probably a Bad Idea

Why Your Non-Disclosure Agreement Is Probably a Bad Idea

Asking an editor or agent to sign a non-disclosure agreement is not part of traditional publishing business practice.
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5 On: Anne Perry

In this 5On interview, author Anne Perry discusses (among other things): what plot is not what to look for when
Publishing With a Small Press: Straddling the Indie-Traditional Gap

Publishing With a Small Press: Straddling the Indie-Traditional Gap

Working with a small press is an option many authors never consider. It’s the shadowy middle ground between self-pub and a Big Five contract.
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Submission: 6 Rules of Thumb From an Editor-Turned-Writer

Today's guest post is by writer and editor Jennifer Niesslein (@jniesslein), who is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. I’m experiencing karma.