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?
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, copy-edit 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
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
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
When I started this blog, I intended to post more regularly than I actually have. I would like to say that life got in the way, and that would be true, but I think I also got in my own way. As this blog is part of my editing business, it felt like everything I … Continue reading On Fear
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
Over on my reading and writing blog, I'm featuring a guest post by self-published mystery author Virginia King on how she chose the title and cover for her latest short story collection, Leaving Birds. I found it helpful and interesting to hear about how she approached the process. I hope you do too. https://kendraolson.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/the-battle-of-the-birds-guest-post-and-cover-reveal-by-virginia-king/ Authors, … Continue reading One author’s experience of choosing a title and cover for their self-published short story collection