A couple weeks back I recommended that you check out Beth Hill over at The Editor’s Blog. It turns out she made a video a few years ago on how to edit a book, so I figured I’d share it with you all today. Self-editing is an important skill to learn (albeit not always an easy one), and the advice she gives is good practice. It will save you a lot of time and money when it comes to hiring an editor for your novel down the road. Keep in mind, however, that being a good self-editor does not mean you shouldn’t have someone else read and critique your work. It’s simply one more step on the road to publication. Use it to your advantage.
You can view the video below: