Editing For Success: How to MAXIMIZE Your Chances of Publication and Increase Your Sales to Readers

The Ultimate Guide to Crucial Editing Advice For Short Stories, Novels, and Nonfiction Books | taught by Rob Parnell

Course description

Topic: SELF EDITING

Level: Beginner

Duration: 4 hours approx

Delivery: Text, PDF

RPWA Certificate: Yes

"Start This Unique and Easy Self-Editing Course Now, 

and Ensure Your Success-Filled Writing Future!"

It’s time to get our writing careers on track!

To do that, we need to get more submissions and queries out there – onto the desks of editors and publishers. And we need those submissions and queries to look good.

Or, if you're the self-publishing kind, you need to get quality books into places like Amazon, Google Play, and the Apple Store, because it's only well edited and polished books that sell.

The more professional we are seen to be, the more we are trusted to deliver the goods (the writing) and the more chances we are given to prove ourselves - by getting published and selling books to new readers.

But getting our work to look its best can be a challenge.

We need to make sure our stories and manuscripts are well-written, in faultless English and in the correct format, otherwise, quite frankly, we really don’t stand a chance.

You need to understand all the important issues like Punctuation * Spelling * Grammar * Syntax * Clarity of Meaning * Readability * Style * Tense * Structure * Objectivity * Point of View * Show Don't Tell...

Why?

If you need to ask then let me ask you a question.

What do you think is the single most common reason for rejection by traditional publishers?

Bad ideas? A weak plot? Lack of credits?

Uh–uh. None of the above.

You might be surprised to learn the majority of manuscripts are rejected by publishers for a very simple reason.

Sloppy presentation.

Ask any editor, literary agent, or publisher, and they will tell you they are literally plagued – daily - by manuscripts full of bad spelling, dodgy grammar, and terrible formatting!

But hey, this actually makes their jobs easier – because a badly presented MS, with just a couple of spelling and or grammatical mistakes in the first few lines, will have your work heading for the trash bin faster than you can say, William Shakespeare!

Tragic but true.

The best ideas in the world will simply not get read if you don’t learn to self-edit consistently well.

Because the fact is, there are ‘rules’ – obvious to editors and publishers – but sometimes not so obvious to new writers.

So - what’s the best and easiest way to increase your chances of acceptance?

Simple. Know what is required. 

And that’s where this brand new Writing Academy package comes in. It’s an absolute must for every aspiring writer – as important as a dictionary or thesaurus or any other writer’s reference book.

In Editing For Success, you will discover:

Introduction to Good Manuscript Editing

Module One: The Basics, General Tips, and Strategies to Ensure Your Success

Module Two: Editing for Story, Content & Rewriting

Module Three: Editing for Impact: Clarity, Sense, Logic, and Transparency

Module Four: Editing for Submission & Publication

Listen, my wife and I have been in this writing business for a long time. Between us, we've had 117+ (and counting) books and courses published - and that's not including the thousands of other articles, interviews, and writing projects we've been involved in over the last seventeen years. We've even had TV and movie scripts optioned, made and screened.

Our writing websites and blogs are rated by Writer's Digest and many other writing experts as containing some of the best writing advice in the world. Not to brag but we also give regular talks and host seminars in Australia.

Now we have high powered promoters (connected to Oprah) literally beating down our door for us to do a U.S. speaking tour!

Why?

Because, when it comes to writing, we know what we're talking about!

So take this course - and you'll be in good hands!

BONUS ITEMS:

In the spirit of giving, when you sign up to this course, you will also receive these great bonus items:

The Elements of Style (Easy Way To Write Edition)

The Chicago Style Book (Classic Edition)

The Easy Way to Rewrite - by Richard Spurling MA (Creative Writing)

The 6 Figure Freelancer Manual

The One and Only Success Technique That Works Every Single Time Without Fail

All of the above is available immediately upon purchase.

SEE YOU IN CLASS!

Rob Parnell
Rob Parnell
Your Personal Instructor

Rob Parnell has been teaching online since 2002, specifically helping writers earn money from their passion. He is the proud founder of The Writing Academy, an online school dedicated to student success and authorial excellence.

Rob has published over thirty number-one best-selling books on genre fiction authorship, freelance writing, motivation, productivity; getting rich, staying thin and healthy. When it comes to making a living from writing, composing music, and creating film projects, Rob is a man who knows what he's talking about! You'll enjoy his down-to-earth style and the feeling Rob somehow knows you like a friend!

Rob has been writing since he was five years old. He writes every day without fail - it's a compulsion - and he still hasn't run out of things to say... His preferred genre is the thriller - sometimes with a supernatural edge - in which he writes short stories, novels, screenplays, and adult thrillers - including his Purge detective novels and the popular Sherlock Holmes: Zombie Slayer series. Also a musician and composer, an accomplished singer, media producer and budding movie maker, Rob is ecstatically happy to be married to Robyn Opie Parnell, his savior, and the popular best-selling children's author.

They live miles from anywhere in their beautiful country farmhouse, its eleven acres tucked within inches of the stunning Flinders Ranges, with their beloved pets, Wally the dog and the cats: Jessie, Iggy (because he's The Wild One) and their latest, Lucky.

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Course Curriculum

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Reviews (3)

Excellent course! Changed everything I thought I knew about editing.

by Nina Floyd
Very through and complete. I was dreading the whole editing process until I took this course. The main thing I take away from this course is rewrite, rewrite and rewrite some more. ...The content of the course, highly recommended.

It Came at a Good Time

by Judy Stock
I'm getting ready to edit and publish a couple of western novellas as one volume for a friend of mine. This was a good class to take. It helped prepare me for the tedious task of editing several (at least a dozen) drafts. I have been through them at least three times already. Thanks.

How to find a "Mentor".

by grahame Moore
Hi Rob, I found your course very intriguing, as a new writer it showed me my many faults and the occasional problem... this is what happens to your brain when you reach 78 years of age (brain fag.) I have gained a lot from your lessons, and look forward to editing the three novels I have already written... Kind Regards, Grahame Moore

Excellent course! Changed everything I thought I knew about editing.

by Nina Floyd
Very through and complete. I was dreading the whole editing process until I took this course. The main thing I take away from this course is rewrite, rewrite and rewrite some more. ...The content of the course, highly recommended.

It Came at a Good Time

by Judy Stock
I'm getting ready to edit and publish a couple of western novellas as one volume for a friend of mine. This was a good class to take. It helped prepare me for the tedious task of editing several (at least a dozen) drafts. I have been through them at least three times already. Thanks.

How to find a "Mentor".

by grahame Moore
Hi Rob, I found your course very intriguing, as a new writer it showed me my many faults and the occasional problem... this is what happens to your brain when you reach 78 years of age (brain fag.) I have gained a lot from your lessons, and look forward to editing the three novels I have already written... Kind Regards, Grahame Moore