How To Write An eBook, Part 6: Getting Your Draft Into Final Form

This is part six in a series on How To Write An eBook: From Idea to Launch. You can read part one here, part two here, part three here, part four here and part five here.

Now that you’ve written your eBook draft, it’s time to let it sit for a minimum of 2-3 days (but a couple weeks is better, if you have the time). Taking time to let the draft sit will allow you to have fresh eyes when you return to it later.

Once your draft has sat for a period of time, then comes the rewriting and editing process.

Rather than go through the editing process and reexplain to you something you probably already know, I thought I’d instead share two of my favorite articles on the editing process:

How To Revise, Edit and Proofread Your Writing

This article is like a step-by-step guide to the revision process. It tells you exactly what to look for in your first draft.

>> Discover a complete revision process

Five Easy Steps to Editing Your Own Work

These five steps will ease you into the editing and rewriting process. Tips include: “is your writing PHAT or FAT?” and “why you should listen to your high school English teacher…or not.”

>> See what the five steps are

And if you’re not someone who can self-edit, but you instead want to hire an editor to help you, here are two articles to read that will advise you on finding the right editor:

Tips for Hiring An Editor

This article has a bunch of tips for hiring an editor, including what to ask, what to look for and what every editor should give you for free.

>> Tips to guide you

Writer Beware: 3 Tips to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Editor

This article was written by an author who learned the hard way how not to hire an editor. Learn from her mistakes.

>> What to watch out for when choosing an editor

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