In this week’s show Taylor answers a listener question on editing from a subscriber to her email newsletter:
About my current non-fiction book project, please at what time should I consider the book fit enough to be sent to a professional editor to do his part of the job? My initial draft is completed, but I always see the reason to re-write every time I read it. I started to feel like I am going around the circle and wasting the time I could use for another project. (I mean a part of me is saying the draft is good to be shipped to a professional editor, but another part of me is saying the write-up is not flowing through enough and need modification). Is it the job of the proofreader to make the job flow or my job?
In addition to the editing part of the conversation, we also discuss finding an audience for a non-fiction book, and platform building.
In the pre-show chit chat, Taylor mentions visiting the Texas State fair and seeing a display of artwork from cartoonist John Knott. Steve doesn’t know if this is one of the cartoons Taylor saw, but it a good example of the work.
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