Why Editing Matters in Self-Publishing

Cover of Clare Marshall’s YA novel _Dreams in Her Head_, that is shortlisted for a Canadian self-publishing award.Today, for my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com, I spoke with award nominee Clare Marshall about self-publishing her shortlisted YA scifi title Dreams in Her Head.

The post is up at Copyediting and I hope I can convince her to release the full interview as a podcast. She had a lot of interesting things to say, not the least of which was

Especially when you are self-publishing, people scrutinize you a lot harder than if you were a traditional press. So you want to make sure that everything is perfect, or almost perfect, or slightly more than perfect if you can. So that you have a good product that people will want to buy.

 

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Photo of Clare Marshall, whose self-published YA scifi novel was shortlisted for the Association for Art and Social Change's 2014 award.
Link to my Canadian, Eh? column on Copyediting.com

 

Author photo by Terence Yung, used with permission.