The Differences between Copyediting and Book Coaching

Andrea Lundgren

Recently, I’ve been refining my editing process, discovering just what my word processing software can do (and that, yes, it can convert and make things Microsoft Word can still use, despite being made on a Mac).

Gone are the days when “editing” meant printing out documents and marking them up with all sorts of little marks until the author needed a “cheat sheet” to interpret it, so I thought it might be helpful to show an example of copyediting and book coaching on the same passage. The story is one of my own that I haven’t touched for fourteen years (and it shows), so there was plenty to edit and make comments on.


As you can see, copyediting involves finding ways to improve the writing without overhauling anything. There are no suggestions to not “tell” this, no mention of what readers might find implausible. It addresses grammar, eliminates redundancy

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How to Write a Book Review

A Writer's Path

by Doug Lewars

Book reviews are a fact of life. If it’s your book being reviewed, they’re nice if they’re positive and decidedly unpleasant if they’re negative. Every book is going to have a few negative reviews. That’s a fact of life because people are different, have different interests, enjoy different things, and will relate to your work in different ways.

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Road of a Warrior (The Silvan Book 2)

by R.K. Lander

Genre: YA Epic Fantasy

Release Date: April 28th 2018

Summary:A light in the forest, a king returned, a past to claim …Fel’annár is an immortal half-blood warrior from the Deep Forest, an orphan whose questions were never answered. With a dream of becoming a Silvan captain in an army ruled by the Alpine elves, he is sent to protect a prince of the realm on a journey to Tar’eastór, land of the mighty Alpine elves and of Fel’annár’s own father – whoever he was.His nascent power will continue to evolve as his shrouded past finally surfaces. The truth he never thought to hear will thrust him onto a path strewn with political intrigue, discrimination, danger and self-discovery.Meanwhile, a failing king will rise from the ashes of grief and reclaim his place as leader of the Great Forest. Warriors will battle…

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