How to Self-Edit & Work with a Human Editor

How to use electronic editors and work with line editors, copyeditors, book consultants, and proofreaders

Is your book ready to edit? Do you have questions about electronic editing programs? And when it’s time to send your manuscript to a human editor, what kind of editing do you need and how much should it cost?

Experts agree that self-publishers should spend the bulk of their budget on editing. Your book deserves great editing and so do your readers. Your book reviews, your reputation, your professionalism, all depend on great editing.

In this course, you’ll learn which combination of electronic editing tools can help you correct errors and identify cliches, overused words, complicated sentences and paragraphs, repeats, sentence length variations, diction, and many other aspects of your writing you may not be aware of.

I’ll show you how to use these tools to clean up your manuscript before sending it to a human editor.

You’ll learn what line or developmental editing is. Copyediting. Proofreading. You‘ll learn what to expect from an editor, how to hire and work with an editor, and how much the various levels of editing costs.

All this, and resources, too.

Make your book stand out from the millions of self-published books available today with great editing. You’ll be proud of your book and your readers will love it. Great editing is a great marketing decision, too. Keep those five-star reviews coming!


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Your Instructor


Carla King
Carla King

Carla King is the founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp educational series of books and workshops. With a background in technical writing and a passion for travel, she started self-publishing her bicycle and motorcycle adventure travel books in 1994. Since then, Carla has helped many others in their writing and publishing journeys.

King has been known as a leader in self-publishing education since 2010 with Self-Pub Boot Camp courses and books and her Destination Published concierge services. She organizes the self-publishing and technology track for the San Francisco Writers Conference, works as an industry advisor, speaks at publishing conferences, podcasts, and other events.

As the author of many books (on adventure travel) and as a publishing consultant, her firsthand knowledge makes King one of the most trusted guides in the industry. Her Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors is the most comprehensive how-to manual for independent authors today. Authors and publishers around the world also count on her Consumer’s Guide for Self-Publishers with reviews of the tools and services that help independent authors publish.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts any time you like. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Some authors take the course quickly and come back to it when they're ready to take action. Others spend four to six weeks stepping through each lesson and performing each task as they go.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

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