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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 40 – Yes, Virginia, You Need An Editor

Being professional and treating your product (aka book) the best chance to succeed is a big part of what makes a career author. Today, J. and Zach discuss the importance of why you need a professional editor and more:

  • The danger of using too many saidisms in your work
  • Why repetition is important if you really want to learn something
  • How you can use an action to establish who’s speaking in a more effective way
  • A common dialogue mistake that marks you as a beginner writer
  • Why J. and Zach believe strong storytelling is about learning how to tell an effective story in the smallest number of words possible
  • Why you need a professional editor if you’re going to publish a book + why the best authors employ more than one editor
  • The different types of editing and what order you should pursue them in
  • Where to look for professional editors
  • How to choose the best editors for your work – do they need to have experience working with authors in your genre?
  • Yes, grammar is absolutely still important

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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