Should I revise my book? What will you do if it happened to you?

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  1. Tkumah profile image59
    Tkumahposted 7 years ago

    Should I revise my book? What will you do if it happened to you?

    My book is full of grammar errors because of my read and write disability. To revise it will cost me more than a $1000 Outskirts press charges $50 per 15 minutes of edit and $149.00 flat fee to initiate the edit. I cannot afford it.

  2. PAPA-BEAR profile image60
    PAPA-BEARposted 7 years ago

    It might be better to, pull the plug on the current publishing house, rewrite your book, revised and up to speed to please you. then I would suggest you try a decent publishing house that advises you correctly. I use them.

  3. bdn9385 profile image71
    bdn9385posted 7 years ago

    What is the purpose of your book? Is it for profiteering? Then revise it because nobody will buy your book if the grammar itself is not competitive. But if it is for charitable purpose, do not revise it if no one is willing to aid you. What is important is the content itself and not the grammar. smile

  4. aliciaharrell profile image72
    aliciaharrellposted 7 years ago

    Revise your book as your conscience dictates. Do not change your unique personal writing style. All editing and changes for your book-manuscript is solely up to you. Make certain your manuscript stops at about 100,000 words (optimum amount for getting published - few publishers will publish manuscripts with more than 150,000 words).

    I invested in Microsoft Word that catches the majority of grammar errors and spelling mistakes. It saved me a bundle in editing fees. My grammar plus spelling error-free manuscript titled "Just Alex" impressed by publisher into publishing it. Most publishing houses have their own editors who edit manuscripts for them. Find out which publishers you want to have for a publisher and check to see if they have on-staff Editors or have an editing service.

    Highly recommend using Microsoft Word to polish your manuscript before submitting it to an Editor or publisher. This way the publisher is impressed by your English skills. An Editor's fees are usually less if there is zero grammar or spelling mistakes. An Editor can give you superior editing tips regarding your manuscript’s content if it is error free.

    Another thing you can do is ask a friend to read it and see if they notice any mistakes or have suggestions. These are very helpful for most will notice sentences that do not run smoothly. Tell them if they read it, they get a free dinner or lunch. My friends who read for me usually accept this as a reading fee. This assists with receiving a reader's feedback.

    Good luck with your book length manuscript; may it become published soon. Good hunting for the right publisher for you.

  5. ThunderKeys profile image66
    ThunderKeysposted 7 years ago

    You may want to check out Elance (dot) com there are some pretty amazing and very affordable freelance ghost writers and editors there that may be able to help you for much, much, much less money and very quickly also.

    Hope that helps,
    - Duddy.

  6. Tkumah profile image59
    Tkumahposted 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for your great advices,
    It is true that word is better than works for editing.
    My book is published and the revision is so expensive.
    I am going to issue a statement instead perhaps it will cost much less.
    In that statement I will explain why and what and therefore I will not edit the interior any further.
    It is simply an apology.
    I can do it if it will cost less than $300.
    Again thanks for responding to my question. I feel better about it all.


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