Is self-publishing faster and easier than traditional publishing?

Image by Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/wind-rose-north-east-west-south-1209398/ (I chose this image as I think it represents all the myriad decisions an author has to make regarding their work.) I recently corresponded with a newer author who was looking to self-publish her book-length memoir. The reason? She believed it would be faster and easier to get her book into … Continue reading Is self-publishing faster and easier than traditional publishing?

Editorial musings: The value (cost?) of editing

Editing can be expensive. I know, I’m both an editor and an author who has been edited. If you’re an independent self-publisher then, ideally, your book will go through a developmental edit as well as a line edit, copyedit and a proofread (or some combination thereof). Furthermore, each of these stages could include more than … Continue reading Editorial musings: The value (cost?) of editing

The writing and editing process for self-publishers

I often receive queries from newer writers who are unsure of how to go about the writing process, or of how editing works. At what stage in the writing process should a writer seek out an editor? What does the editor actually do? What kind of editing do they need and what does that mean? … Continue reading The writing and editing process for self-publishers

February reflections: On new directions

I’ve had a quiet start to 2020. This isn’t all bad though as it’s given me space to think about new directions. Reflecting on my editing business, I want to make some changes. I want to be able to offer indie writers more creative support. This is why I created a few different developmental editing … Continue reading February reflections: On new directions

Kerrie McKinnel’s article on writing short stories

Lockerbie based writer and workshop tutor Kerrie McKinnel recently published an article on short story writing with top tips from published and established writers. I'm pleased to say I was one of the contributors. If you'd like to read the article, here's the link: https://kerriemckinnel.com/2019/05/22/how-to-write-a-short-story-5-top-tips-from-published-writers/ Are you ready to start discussing your project’s editing requirements? … Continue reading Kerrie McKinnel’s article on writing short stories

Interviewed by Leslie Tate

I was recently interviewed by the talented author and poet Leslie Tate about my work as a developmental editor. You can read the interview here: https://leslietate.com/2018/10/5984/ Are you ready to start discussing your project’s editing requirements? If so, please email me at: kendraroseolson@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

From Writer to Editor–my journey

Today I'm over on WriteRightEditing.co.uk talking about my experience of being edited and how (and why) I chose to become an editor. You can read the post here: http://www.writerightediting.co.uk/blog/from-writer-to-editor-kendra-olson.html Are you ready to start discussing your project’s editing requirements? If so, please email me at: kendraroseolson@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!