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Writer’s Resource: Editors

For authors considering self-publication, there are a lot of extra roles the author must fill that a traditional publisher provides.  Among them is editing.  Even if you are going the traditional publishing, route there is the debate of whether or not to use an editor before shopping for and agent or publisher.

SFWA provides a lengthy discussion on when to seek out an editor, what to look for in an editor, and what you will and won’t be getting when you hire an editor.   Even better, they provide a few links to well established editors.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly

Writer’s Resource: Writer Beware

Writer Beware

Writer Beware is dedicated to educating writers, established and aspiring, of questionable practices within the publishing world. It is operated by the previously mentioned Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with support from Mystery Writers of America and Horror Writers Association.

There may be some overlap with a site I mentioned a while ago, Preditors and Editors, but Writer Beware covers a wide range of topics, from publishing scams, advise on the realistic expectations of publication, and resources for legal action.

May the Muse be With You,

Kelly

Writers Resource: SFWA

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

I’ve mentioned SFWA in a few posts in relation to magazine submissions.  SFWA is a professional organization for science fiction and fantasy writers founded in 1965. There are some privileges afford to members only, but the website is a gold mine of information. Even for those who don’t write SF/F.

There are resources for educators and readers, a blog, they sponsor Writer Beware, provide links to craft tips and tools, and host the Nebula Awards.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly