How To Edit Your Ebook Like A Pro!
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Congratulations on finishing that eBook! But it isn’t the time to pick up that bubbly, just yet!

Editing an eBook properly and formatting it are the first step toward launching it into the world. Authors tend to take their time editing their masterpieces, but it’s a slippery slope really. Spend too little time and there is potential for sending a bad piece of writing with typos and awkward sentences. On the other hand, spend too long editing an eBook and you may not have much of eBook left to sell.

So how do successful eBook writers go about doing the editing? Here are a few pointers:

Don’t Try To Fix Everything At Once

Instead do the editing in two steps. Edit the eBook in two separate processes. First focus on the big picture and ignore the typos. This is where you arrange the chapters as you’d like them to be. And then go onto the detailed edits. Now fix the typos, tweak the sentences and make sure everything flows nicely.

Print Your EBook for Quicker and more Comprehensive Edits

There are plenty of authors out there who can testify to the fact that it’s much easier to simply edit on paper than on screen. It’s just easier to glide over the mistakes when you read your eBook on the screen. After all you wrote it, and that’s why your eyes are primed and ready to ignore the minor and sometimes even major issues. Printing it out can make those typos become or evident to the readers.

Another additional benefit of editing on paper is that you can’t straightaway make changes to the text, because this may lead to writer’s remorse and major regrets. Circling or highlighting mistakes on the hard copy leads to more thoughtful and consistent revisions.

Depend on Beta Readers for Input

Real live readers can help speed up your edits significantly. Some trusty friends and family and even colleagues can be trusted to deliver the most brutal of truths. Send them all a copy of your eBook and enlist their help in ensuring that your eBook is the best possible version of itself. Just like software beta-testers, these people can help you iron out any problems. Their feedback will not only help to clean out the eBook but also serve as some good insight into what is really good about your eBook.

Get Professional Help

There’s a reason publishers and even authors employs a team of outstanding editors. They play an absolutely indispensable part in the success of any book. You can count on them to go beyond just correcting grammar and fixing typos. A qualified editor can help authors become better writers, training them in important skills and teaching them new ways of thinking that will benefit their future books.

The Last Word!

You obviously want to launch your eBook as an authoritative publication in your industry or niche, but in order to do that it is important that you critically inspect the cornerstone of your eBook, i.e. edit it to ensure that the content is impeccable. Good luck with your eBook Writing!


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