The Indie Author's Guide to Book Editing by Sarah Kolb-Williams

The Indie Author's Guide to Book Editing

How to Find, Hire, and Work with the Right Editor for Your Manuscript


The book that shows authors new to the publishing process how to make sure their manuscripts receive the editorial attention they deserve, even with a self-publisher’s budget constraints and publishing goals


“The first critical step in self-publishing your book is finding a great editor. Sarah’s book will pay for itself 100 times over.

Mark Levine

CEO, Hillcrest Media Group; Author, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing

“Lest you think editing is a dry topic, I can vouch for her sense of humor. Consider her explanation of why we spell out numbers in the text of a book as opposed to using numerical digits: ‘The spelled-out numbers look like they belong in the sentence, while the digits stand out like a Wookiee at a nude beach.’ C’mon, is there ever an inappropriate moment for Star Wars humor?” [read more] David Bruns

Author, The Dream Guild Chronicles

“I loved this book and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who would like to get on the inside track for figuring out how to get their book polished to a high and very sale-able sheen. The only question I had left was: if you write a book on editing, how do you ever pluck up the courage to ask an editor to take a look at it? Sarah Kolb-Williams must have immense confidence and nerves of steel!” [read more] Ian Wood

Reviewer, Novellum

“Refreshing, witty, and personable, The Indie Author’s Guide to Book Editing is a clear, concise overview. It tackles a wide range of topics: how to evaluate a potential editor’s credentials, keeping style sheets, navigating contracts, some excellent suggestions on further reading, and more. How refreshing to see an editing guide that brings both expertise and personalty to the mix. Highly recommended!” [read more] Maia Sepp

Author, The Sock Wars

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About the Author

Sarah Kolb-Williams is an author, editor, and serial comma enthusiast. She offers groundbreaking editing packages so independent authors can keep costs low while getting the most out of their editing process.

Sarah Kolb-Williams, author of The Indie Author's Guide to Book Editing