To those who have edited a book . . . how long do you allow for editing a book. The book I wrote is a business book with a lot of mathematical details too. I have let it digest for about five months now seeking to gain an objective perspective and am now realizing positive changes for editing it.
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Wow! Very educational, very much appreciated, and I offer a big thank you :-) I ponder the relationship between author and editor and when that begins. With book completion or as part of the process? hmmmm . . . something I shall consider.
Thank you Tom. The book I wrote was non-fiction & audience specific of a business genre. The audience received it well and with praise, yet I know not of other readership. I have tried to edit it. I think your advice to let it percolate is sound.
Agreed. I think I need to stop trying to Edit and just let the chips fall where they may. I have given the book to the specific audience I wrote it for. No suggestions were made and it is displayed prominently at his desk. Maybe It needs not editing.
You are a teacher for me Alan Robert Lancaster :-) The time period your work occurs within is the time period I wish to write my fictional work as well as being within the local too. I hope to be able to focus on that adventure soon. Thank you!
I have a challenge with self-editing the first book I wrote. It is specific to a particular audience and probably will not be published. Firstly, it was gift to that specific audience. I have tried to edit it. I think I need to let is simmer.