What a Proofreader Does

Rena George Cornwall, Editing your work 6 Comments

I promised to post about how I got on when I sent my new novel, Mistress of Mellin Cove, to a professional proofreader, well the verdict is…brilliant! I would happily recommend this to any writer.   I found freelance proofreader, Wendy Janes, on Joanna Penn’s fab website for self-published authors, and very quickly realised that Wendy was someone who understood what authors were about. From the first exchange of emails I was confident that this was going to be a …

Editing the Novel – Ouch!

Rena George Editing your work, Mellin Cove Series 10 Comments

I’ve just typed THE END on Mistress of Mellin Cove, so that’s the novel finished – all written up … Phew!   Except that it’s not It’s where the really hard work starts.                       THE EDITS!!   Now that I’ve reached this stage I thought I would describe a little of the process that’s ahead of me.   Since I have been editing and tweaking the first draft as I’ve gone along, it’s more than just a sketchy template. …