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

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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 an international bestselling UK author mostly writing mystery sci-fi and fantasy.

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, avid Twitterer (@MostlyWriting) and Asperger's human being.

http://kjheritage.com/join/

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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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“Prepare to lose sleep reading Vatic! Delicious Sci-Fiction!” – Kate Danley, US TODAY bestselling author

The dead don't always die

Top Company scientist, Chen Jelinek, has committed suicide.

Vatic, a half-alive empath with no memory of who or what he is, will die in six-hours if he can’t find out why—or so the Company tells him—an ‘added incentive to get the job done’.

Our hero soon discovers he is one of the Skilled, a genetically enhanced human revered and despised in equal measure—a bloodhound with a terrifying past who’ll stop at nothing in his pursuit of truth.

And ‘the Skilled always get their guy’… don’t they?

READ WHAT OTHER BESTSELLING AUTHORS ARE SAYING ABOUT VATIC:

"Gritty,intense, and compelling, Vatic is something you don't run into often enough in Sci-Fi--a cerebral thrill ride you don't want to end." -Michael Bunker, US TODAY Bestsellingauthor of Pennsylvania

"K.J.Heritage's uncanny sense of pacing and story puts him at the forefront of today's speculative fiction writers." -Samuel Peralta, Amazon bestselling author and creator of The Future Chronicles

"Gritty,detailed and unrelenting--Vatic will take you on a wild ride." -Peter Cawdron, International Bestselling author of Science Fiction

READ WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT VATIC:

“A page-turning burn of a read that has an irresistible hook at the end of almost every chapter…well thought out concepts that stand out as original.”
–Kip

“Fast paced, intriguing, suspenseful, Science-Fiction...will have you reading late into the night...you certainly won't be disappointed.”
–Renee Spyrou

“You won't put it down until you know the truth!”
-Kay Boyle Smith

“Ingeniously thought out, with convincing characterisation and some wonderful touches of detail, brought in deftly enough not to slow down a taut and gripping narrative.”
-Makepeace McEvoy

“The twists come, fast and furious… a real "who-done-it.”
-Rev Gurley

“A thoroughly enjoyable read. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys both science fiction and murder mysteries…a fast-paced, well-written, original and intelligent story.”
-BillieO

“Vatic was a great character to base this book on and he thoroughly had me from beginning to end… Kudos to the author for writing such a wonderful story.”
–Dionne Washington

“A good fast read that will keep you on edge guessing!”
-lcsdr60

“…an immensely entertaining story. Fast-paced doesn't adequately describe it.”
–Michelle Zeplin

“...kept me captivated all the way through! The main character, Vatic, is wonderfully complex and his abilities are definitely cool.”
-Madam Ediotte

“Starts at a frenetic pace and the action doesn't really let up…a well written whodunit set in space.”

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