Whether you’ve got a publishing contract or intend to self-pub, there’s no getting around the need for quality assurance. And there’s only one way to get it – system, process, and a lot of elbow-grease.
In recent weeks I’ve been outlining approaches to editing. But the process doesn’t end when you’ve got the last line-edit cycle finished. There are still things left to check.
Trust me – it’s important! You’d be amazed what slips through. The things to watch for before packaging that manuscript up and sending it off are:
1. Is the work still on length?
2. Are all your headers and footers consistent and correct?
3. Does the pagination on the contents page match the actual pagination?
4. Do your chapter titles match up with the contents page?
5. Did the last…
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