Your Editing Journey: How to Navigate Your Story Edit, Copy Edit, and Professional Edit Before Publishing

Your Editing Journey: How to Navigate Your Story Edit, Copy Edit, and Professional Edit Before Publishing

Editing is essential to publishing, so we have brought in experts to help you. Fictionary, ProWritingAid, and FirstEditing have combined editing forces to help authors tell powerful stories.
Fictionary’s game-changing writing & editing software, ProWritingAid’s state-of-the-art copy editing platform, and FirstEditing’s certified StoryCoach editors are redefining the editing landscape. These women combine the newest, state-of-the-art techniques with professional publishing experience to create the most advanced and objective quality editing available.
Learn what the different stages of editing are in order to publish a book that sells. In this session, you learn what story editing and copyediting are, and you’ll learn how to choose and work with a qualified, professional editor.
You'll walk away with the knowledge you need to edit successfully and pursue the publishing path that best suits you.

ProWritingAid is our Silver Sponsor for the 2022 Women in Publishing Summit!

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Sponsor Spotlight: ProWritingAid

Sponsor Spotlight: ProWritingAid

I don’t think anyone who found her way to the Women in Publishing Summit blog is going to be shocked to hear that “writing is hard.” It’s one of those things that we take for granted. That it’s an art that takes practice, honing, sharpening. And as women, we so often find ourselves short on time or space to do that work. When so much of the unpaid labor of having a family and keeping a home running falls on us, how can we have the freedom to create, too? 

That’s why I appreciate the people behind ProWritingAid, a company that takes the mission of improving writing seriously, and, in creating a successful, practical system to help authors do that, they’ve lifted up so many women’s voices. 

I’m also so grateful that they’ve once again committed to support women authors in another way: by joining us as a Silver Sponsor for the 2022 Women in Publishing Summit. 

ProWritingAid’s revolutionary product creates better books – I know because I use it myself! Here’s why!

What does ProWritingAid do? 

ProWritingAid is a platform that offers a world-class grammar checking AND style checking, so your writing – be it business writing, creative writing, academic writing or anything else – follows the rules for what “good writing” looks like. ProWritingAid then goes beyond that by offering in-depth reporting to help you understand how you write. 

In other words, ProWritingAid lets you know when you’re breaking a good writing rule, and it also tells you how often you use a given word, phrase or even sentence structure. The reports go deep into helping you unpuzzle your own authorial style. It helps keep your writing clean AND interesting. 

You can use ProWritingAid in combination with other writer’s products like Scrivener and Fictionary, as well as within all major word processing programs. You can even add it as a Chrome plug-in so you can use it to write better emails. It’s an easy-to-use product that’s like having a writing coach right in your laptop! 

In addition to the practical help this program can give any writer, the ProWritingAid community is a highly engaged and deeply knowledgeable one. Their paid course community gives authors valuable training on a wide variety of topics in the industry – just one more way ProWritingAid helps every author develop! 

What kind of author needs ProWritingAid?

Anyone who wants to grow as a writer needs ProWritingAid.

You don’t need to be writing the Great American Novel to benefit from this platform. The grammar and style checking can work magic on your business emails, your sales copy and more. We especially recommend that all our clients use it for things like newsletters and blog posts to keep them on track in terms of precision and voice.

But the impact that ProWritingAid can have on your book is huge: there aren’t a lot of opportunities to get real insight into your writing as you’re working on your draft. It’s a game-changer for writers in any genre and in any stage of their career. 

How can I learn more about ProWritingAid?

Check out the ProWritingAid website to find out how they can help you become a better writer – click right here to learn more!

Sign up for our free webinar with ProWritingAid on December 7.

 

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Editing Tips From a Powerhouse Editing Trio

Editing Tips From a Powerhouse Editing Trio

 

Fictionary, ProWritingAid, and FirstEditing have combined forces to help the world tell powerful stories. Fictionary’s game-changing creative editing software based on natural language processing, ProWritingAid’s state-of-the-art copyediting software, and FirstEditing’s professional editors have redefined the writing and editing landscape.

With the explosion of self-publishing, writers need to understand what the different phases of editing are in order to publish a book that will sell. In this session, you learn what story editing and copyediting are, and you’ll learn what is means to work with a professional editor. This will give you the knowledge you need to choose the publishing path that suits you.

Register Today! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pm8sAX2nSfeT-sALq6c7qg

Self-Editing Tips After NaNoWriMo

Self-Editing Tips After NaNoWriMo

Self-Editing tips after NaNoWriMo with ProWritingAid

So you've managed to (hopefully) pull together a lot of words in November for NaNoWriMo… now it's time to start thinking about revising! Join us for a workshop on self-editing skills so that when you dig in over the holidays, or after the New Year, you're ready to go!

Hayley is thrilled to be ProWritingAid's Content Lead, as it gives her an excuse to think deeply about words every single day. Prior to joining ProWritingAid, Hayley spent a number of years as an elementary school teacher, which was a crash course in learning how to entertain an indifferent audience. These days, she puts her storytelling skills to use writing blog articles and working on her first novel.

You Finished Writing Your Book…Now What?

You Finished Writing Your Book…Now What?

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.