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Woohoo, the book is finally done! What a fantastic accomplishment!. You’re feeling good. But then, you start to wonder what comes next. What do you do after you’ve finished your first draft? 

Our friends at ProWritingAid have the perfect solution for you… before you go to an editor, you’re going to want to spend time revising your book. And you might (okay, unless you are a professional, you WILL) need some help and guidance along the way.

As you go through this process, the book will change and evolve. You’ll work hard to get the book to a final product that can be seen by the public.

Editing Your Book Alone

This is never our suggested route. Even professional editors need an editor. If Stephen King still has a professional editor, then we all need to make sure we’ve had our book at least line edited. But… before you try to send it off to an editor (or even beta readers), you’re going to want to do some self-editing. And you know what tool is phenomenal for self-editing? You betcha. ProWritingAid.

Using Software to Edit Your Book

Editing software like ProWritingAid can help you improve your manuscript significantly before sending it off, saving you both time and money. An editing software can help you identify where you need to make improvements in your manuscript. The software can also give you suggestions for the changes you need to make. 

And we have a great opportunity for you to get some tips directly from their lead content writer on revising and self-editing your manuscript. 

Don’t miss out! Register at https://womeninpublishingsummit.com/event/self-editing-tips-after-nanowrimo

Hiring an Editor for Your Book

After you’ve finished the self-editing process, then it’s time to bring in the professional editor.  If you’ve done a thorough job in your revising, this will be far less painful, both on your heart and your wallet.

Be sure check out our ProWritingAid webinar on revising!  Even if you’re not quite ready for that stage, it’s always good to be prepared for when the time arrives.