I look forward to working with Shelley on future projects! The first edition, although proofread and polished, was only as good as I could make it on my own. So it was with the intention to make the second edition of EXODUS the best it could possibly be that I approached Shelley, having seen her name highly recommended by authors I respect. I was not disappointed.
She gave me exactly what I needed: a keen eye for detail, a bird's eye view of the story as a whole, and some tough, but needed, criticism. And at the same time, she respected my voice, the choices that make it my story. I am now looking forward to working with her on my future books. She was enthusiastic, thorough, and efficient Shelley even went the extra mile to learn how to format for CreateSpace, since I also publish in paperback! She explained every part of the editing process clearly and never made me feel like I'd be bothering her by asking a question.
Her edits found the grammar mistakes, too-often repeated phrases, and unclear passages that had slipped through the beta reading process. Thanks to her, I can send my book out into the world confident that a misplaced comma or awkward phrase won't take the reader out of the story. I'll definitely be coming back to her for the sequel! She found countless grammatical errors, nits, and inconsistencies that I never noticed on my many rereads of the story. On a personal note, Shelley is awesome to work with—she responds quickly to all questions and is a very clear communicator.
I was pleasantly surprised by how painless she made the editing process for me.
My novel is much stronger thanks to her help, and I will absolutely be working with Shelley on my future projects. Her copy edits have always been extremely thorough, and she catches even the tiniest mistakes while also suggesting improvements I never would have com e up with on my own. The quality of my books has been vastly improved thanks to her amazing skill, and her turnaround time is always exactly on target. I've worked with other editors in the past, but Shelley is the best.
I've had many people ask me about the whole self-publishing process, the dos and don'ts, etc. And I tell them there is only one huge mistake I made—I didn't hire a professional editor to review my first couple of books before publication. I mistakenly believed that friends and family members had caught all the typos, plot errors, etc. I was wrong. And you can only make a good first impression on readers once. You can't say later, oh, sorry about the editing errors.
So if you have a manuscript that you want to self-publish, you need to do it right. And that means finding an established, professional editor. I was fortunate enough to meet Shelley Holloway a couple of years ago and all I can say is, I wish I'd known her from the start. Shelley and I have now worked together on all my books—six books to date—and when I finish the book I am currently working on, the manuscript will be sent to her. I will let her do her magic, making this seventh book that much better than what was originally sent to her.
Plus, she also formats my books for Kindle and Nook publication. This is wonderful, since I want to focus on writing, not formatting. Shelley is a joy to work with, has a terrific sense of humor, and puts up with my eccentricities.
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What more could an author want? Sargent Author. I couldn't see myself working with anyone else! Finding a good editor who shares your vision is difficult. After sending over my manuscript and getting back the first set of revisions, I knew I'd found the right one. Shelley was, and continues to be, professional, punctual, and all around fantastic. She's been a source of stability in a stressful and exciting publishing process. When the time came to push the publish button though, I knew that Shelley had polished my manuscript up to a bright shine. I was confident that all of my glaring plot holes, inconsistencies in continuity, and typos had been caught and corrected.
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Outside of just the editing expertise, Shelley has offered some great tips and insight as I stumbled through other aspects of the publishing process. Thank you so much for all of your support!!! Shelley Holloway is just such an editor.
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I spent months combing the vast wasteland of the Internet in search of a professional editor. I started researching editors of established indie authors that I admired. My eye fell on Lindsay Buroker who raved about her editor, Shelley Holloway. From the beginning, Shelley was straight-forward, accommodating, and ready to get to work. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4.
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Overall, I liked this book. The author also goes in to a great amount of detail about certain things, like rugby. I knew absolutely nothing about rugby, so these descriptions and explanations were very helpful. Besides that, here are some of the problems I had with the book: - typos missing: words, punctuation; incorrect Overall, I liked this book. It then remained fairly constant - and continuous - throughout the book. I don't think it was necessary to have all Lindsey get pregnant also, especially since there was zero follow up - Brigid not only was she an incredibly frustrating character, the "climax" of her arc was very disappointing.
Furthermore there is practically no resolution to this whole situation - Hazel almost the same as above Then, at the end of the story, almost nothing is said about them or their baby! About John R. John R. I am an ex-social worker and ex-computer network admin living a semi-retired life in Tallahassee, Florida, with my wife of several years, Ms.
We're already ten chapters deep in the sequel, which will NOT take 2 years, four months, one week and four days to publish. Besides that, here are some of the problems I had with the book: - typos missing: words, punctuation; incorrect Overall, I liked this book. It then remained fairly constant - and continuous - throughout the book. I don't think it was necessary to have all Lindsey get pregnant also, especially since there was zero follow up - Brigid not only was she an incredibly frustrating character, the "climax" of her arc was very disappointing.
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