The Complete INDIE Editor: 55 Essential Copy-edits for the Professional Independent Author

Sygasm
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Stay ahead of the competition with this easy to use, step-by-step guide.

When you publish as an Indie Author, be it on an electronic device such as the Kindle or as a printed novel through Createspace or other print-on-demand services, readers are evaluating your writing by using Free First Chapter, etc. With so many novels competing against one another, you need all the tools you can get to convert interest into a buy...

Welcome to the world of copy-editing--the revision, correction and adaptation of a piece of writing for publication. An edit is the singular name given to an individual edit or group of edits in the process of copy-editing. By working through this guide, you will apply each of the fifty-five edits to your novel.

These Copy-edits include:
Redundant adjectives & overuse of adverbsOver thirty overused words & phrases such as that, it, up/down, was/were, had, even, got, etc.Overuse of exclamations and the ellipsisProper use of italics, quotations & capitalisationWord pairs & homophonesHow to handle numbers & time...And descriptions of flow, show not tell, writing tenses, dialogue handling and more.

Applying these copy-edits to your fiction will allow reviewers and readers to evaluate your novel purely on the strength of your story and not on clumsy and weak prose, overuse of adverbs, repetition and flabbiness. 

Your readers may not understand why your fiction is more engaging, but subconsciously they will respond to the improved flow, the more immediate prose and leaner sentences.

The Complete Indie Editor cannot guarantee you marketing success; what it will guarantee is to give your novel the best chance it can get in a tough, competitive and new publishing world. 

Getting readers past page one, despite your 'explosive, fast paced hitting-the-ground-running opening', is what this guide is all about.

Let's put it in a nutshell: 

The Complete INDIE Editor is a one-stop copy-editing shop to improve your novel before publication.

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About the author

K.J.Heritage is a UK author of mystery/crime sci-fi and epic fantasy—all with a strong emphasis on action and adventure and occasionally a little humour.

He was born in the UK in one of the more interesting previous centuries. Originally from Derbyshire, he now lives in the seaside town of Brighton.

He is a tea drinker, Twitter aficionado and full-time human being.

http://kjheritage.com

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Publisher
Sygasm
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Published on
Jun 7, 2013
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Pages
204
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ISBN
9781523762477
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing
Juvenile Nonfiction / Language Arts / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Language Arts / Grammar
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing
Language Arts & Disciplines / Editing & Proofreading
Language Arts & Disciplines / Grammar & Punctuation
Language Arts & Disciplines / Rhetoric
Language Arts & Disciplines / Vocabulary
Reference / Writing Skills
Young Adult Nonfiction / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing
Young Adult Nonfiction / Language Arts / Grammar
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Une enquête imprévisible de meurtre et de mystère par K.J.Heritage

Les morts n'ont pas toujours dit leur dernier mot 

Chen Jelinek, scientifique éminent d'un laboratoire spatial dernier cri, vient d'être retrouvé mort – apparemment un suicide. 

Vatic, télépathe en piteux état sans aucun souvenir de qui il est vraiment, mourra dans six heures s'il n'arrive pas à faire la lumière sur cette sombre affaire – selon les mots de la direction de la Compagnie : "une raison de plus pour mener à bien sa mission." 

Notre héros ne tardera pas à apprendre qu'il fait partie des Experts, une espèce d'humains génétiquement améliorés et autant méprisés qu'admirés pour leurs compétences – Vatic, un fin limier intransigeant au passif effroyable que rien n'arrêtera dans sa quête de la vérité. 

Et "les Experts finissent toujours par avoir leur homme"… Pas vrai ? 

Revues d’auteurs :

Sans compromis, intense et irrésistible, on ne tombe que trop rarement sur une œuvre de science-fiction comme Vatic – une palpitante aventure cérébrale dont on voudrait qu’elle ne se termine jamais - Michael Bunker, auteur de Pennsylvania et bestseller US TODAY. 

Clairement l’un des meilleurs romans que qu’il m’ait été donné de lire depuis Ready Player One… Préparez-vous à ne plus vouloir dormir une fois plongé dans Vatic ! Un délice de science-fiction ! On n’a pas lu mieux depuis Wool !  - Kate Danley, auteur et bestseller US TODAY. 

L’ébouriffant sens du rythme et de la narration de Kev Heritage le place directement parmi les meilleurs écrivains de science-fiction d’anticipation d’aujourd’hui - Samuel Peralta, créateur de The Future Chronicles et bestseller Amazon.

Rentre-dedans, jusqu’au-boutiste et implacable – laissez Vatic vous emmener dans une enquête sans pitié - Peter Cawdron, bestseller international en science-fiction.

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