How to Deliver a Book to an Editor: 10 Tips for the Perfect Format
The writing life is full of editors. If you’re going to have a successful writing career, you’re going to work with a variety of editors. Editors work for large traditional publishing houses as well as small presses. Their work is required in order to prepare your manuscript for publication.
If you going to go in a different direction and self-publish or establish your own small press, it’s equally important to have a trusted editor working with you and your team. In fact, a good editor will make or break a book. In order to have any success as a self-published or hybrid author, you must engage a great editor.
The job of an editor is done behind-the-scenes and often seems thankless (their name isn’t on the book, after all), yet their work is absolutely essential to your success. There are some simple ways that you can smooth the path for your working relationship with an editor.
Editors like to work with professionals. Literary agents feel the same way.
One of most important ways you can prove your professionalism to both agents and editors is by ensuring you are using proper formatting when you send in your manuscript.