#YAIndieCarnival: My editing process


Editing. It's probably my least favourite part of the whole indie publishing scene. I spent years editing other people's work when I worked in the newspaper and magazine industry. I worked my way up from assistant editor to features editor to, finally, editor. I did enjoy it though.
Editing my own books is very different, I admit, but thankfully I have a team of beta readers who make it much easier. Once I've written my first draft (often editing as I go too), I work my through it a second time, editing some more. Then I send it to my team who works through it over a period of a few weeks. During this time, I don't even look at it. I try not to even think about it (which is difficult, I might add). I just chill out and give my brain a rest.
When their notes start coming back to me, I read through them carefully and begin making all the necessary changes and corrections.
Once these are done, I then transfer my manuscript to my Kindle where I begin to read the whole thing again. On my Kindle, it makes it much easier to spot any minor errors that might have crept back in or have been missed. And then, when I'm happy it's publish ready, I start uploading to all the online distributors and then get ready for release day!
Speaking of release days, my next book in The Morgan Sisters comes out next month. YAY!! I'm super excited about this one :D

Don't forget to download your FREE copy of my book, Daisy Madigan's Paradise here and your FREE copy of Raven here.

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  1. I have to step away from everything I write for weeks (minimum) before I can do any serious editing. I've discovered that failing to do so can sometimes make matters worse.

    Congrats on your upcoming release!!


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