Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video Copyediting, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] We touched upon this briefly before,…but the copyediting stage is also…when the manuscript officially enters production.…Your manuscript is now considered delivered and accepted,…and you will receive the next installment of your advance,…depending on how your contract is set up.…At this stage of the process, you are usually only allowed…to make smaller revisions if need be,…like changing out a scene for another scene,…tweaking dialogue, or inserting extra text…to enhance a character or situation.…But you're normally discouraged…from doing any major reconstructive work…that would require moving a lot of things around…and rebuilding multiple parts of the story,…which is why it's important that you feel comfortable…with your revised manuscript…before your editor sends it to copyediting.…
Once your book is sent to copyediting…or once it enters the production phase,…it will be assigned a copyeditor…who will go through the book page by page, line by line…and check for spelling, grammar, typos,…sentence structure, syntax, and consistency.…
- Comparing traditional publishing and self-publishing
- Writing and revising your novel
- Finding an agent
- Perfecting your pitch
- Writing a query letter
- Researching agents
- Submitting to agents
- Reading your book contract
- Negotiating advances and royalties
- Understanding the publishing process
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of the Publishing Process
Why I created this course2m 32s
2. Writing and Revising Your Novel
3. Introduction to Literary Agents
4. Creating and Perfecting Your Pitch
5. Writing Your Query Letter
6. Researching Agents
7. Submitting to Agents
8. Selling Your Novel
9. Navigating Your First Book Contract
10. The Publishing Process
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