There are many layers of editing to create a polished interesting story that will entice your audience. This guide helps me systematically get through the layers when editing a story. Some layers you can self-edit, ask friends to read for interest, and hire an editor to do final editing or content editing if needed. When I wrote my first draft of Vegetable Kids in the Garden, my daughter whom I hired to edit the story said, "You didn't think you could write a children's story in three hours did you?" My other daughter thought the talking dancing vegetables sounded like they were on drugs. After content self-editing and rewriting, my editor helped me with the flow, content, and grammar. A year later, after hiring Russel Wayne to create amazing illustrations, I publishing the book. I was pleased I took the time to publish a book I was very proud of.
Story Editing Guide by Nancy J. Miller, M.S.
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Nancy Miller, M.S. is a Career Counselor, Life Coach, and writer. Nancy will assist you with story ideas, organizing your book whether fiction or nonfiction, and choosing a method for publishing and printing.