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The Essential Guide to Self-Editing Your Manuscript - Explained by a Book Editor in the UK

Professional book editor in the UK gives step-by-step process to self-editing your manuscript!

If you're writing a novel with the hope of getting it published, the self-editing stage will become an inevitable part of the process. I'm sure there's no way you'll be willing to query or publish a first draft of your manuscript, and even if you were, you wouldn't get very far, so I'm 100% certain that you'll carry out at least one round of self-editing.

However, you're a writer because you love to write and tell stories, right? So how the heck do you edit the damn book yourself before handing it over to a professional book editor? What if you turn it into even more of a mess than before you started? What if you end up editing it over and over again with no visible improvement?

I hear you, and with a saturated market that makes it almost impossible to stand out as an author, especially a new one, I understand your worries. Plus, we're all so busy these days with our 9-5 jobs, education, families