Editing

Editing is the art of adding consistency and linearity to the written word.

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Editing

Editing

Is your book ready for your ideal audience? Let us help you add the finishing touches with expert proofreading, consistency checking, copy editing, and/or developmental editing. If you are just starting out and need support organizing your ideas for your book, we recommend author coaching. If you already have a manuscript, read on for how we can create a project plan to get your book to the finish line.

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Publishing

Publishing

We can support your project from concept to publication. Depending on the current state of your manuscript, video, website, or social media profiles, we offer services to edit or convert your existing materials and publish them on various platforms (print, online, YouTube, Facebook, etc.) in the required formats, image size, video encoding, and text length.

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Blog posts

Before You Write Your Book: An Editor’s Insights
By
Conna Craig
, posted on
March 27, 2022
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Five steps to preparing your manuscript for success

Does everyone you know tell you, "You should write a book!" Don't know where to start? We can help you get started and we offer free consultations.

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Generate your first E-Book with LaTeX
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Generate your first E-Book with LaTeX

The basics of setting up an account on Overleaf, importing the book template, and exporting your project into a HTML file that you can turn into an e-book.

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Filling the Template
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Free Template to Convert Your Book into a LaTeX project

Using this template will help you to turn your manuscript into an e-book and print-ready LaTeX project within hours. This article describes its structure.

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Bibliography and Citations
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Cite other Authors in LaTeX

Be it out of scientific accuracy, as a service to the interested reader, or out of gratitude, you should include references to your sources.

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Index Creation in LaTeX
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Generate and Edit an Index for LaTeX books vs Word

This article shows you why indexes in LaTeX are superior to Word and provides you a checklist of how to effectively manage an index for LaTeX books.

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Template Management
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Turn Your Manuscript into a LaTeX based book

A simple way of writing books in LaTeX is using Overleaf and our template. In this article, I describe each file of the template with a list of items to adapt.

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Writing a Series
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Organize Your LaTeX Book Series

LaTeX documents are projects consisting of an entire folder of files, as opposed to everything being in a single file such as with Word documents.

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Starting a New Book
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Start a New Book the Right Way

You have two options: either write a book that you want to hold in your hands or you write a book that you want to see others holding in their hands.

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How to Organize Your Ideas (Fiction Books)
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Organize Your Fiction Book

Select a genre based on the interest of your target audience. Create user stories for the elements of the world, for each character, and for each scene.

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The Rules of Your Book
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Ensure Consistency in Your Book

Learn from fiction writers: after creating your world and characters, it is time to put them into a specific situation and think about how they would act.

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What to Keep and What to Remove
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Tips to make your text more to the point

What to keep and what to remove when writing a new book? Like a sculpture, a successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.

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Selecting Personas
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Organize your Target Audience

When deciding for whom you are writing, come up with representative examples of people who will read your book. Apply names to make it more personal.

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How to Optimize the Work Process
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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10 Steps to Optimize your Writing Process

How to prepare to be able to write without interruption. First step: Never stop. Insert placeholders when you would have to stop for research or editing.

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How to Get Early Feedback from Readers
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Get Early Feedback from Readers

Here I discuss how listening to your audience can help to improve the quality of a book on top of personaes and user stories. We need to include the readers.

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7 Simple Steps to Improve SEO of Your Webflow Website
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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7 Simple Steps to Improve SEO of your Webflow Website

With optimized websites, Webflow gives you a great start for SEO. With the 7 easy steps, you can improve your search engine rating significantly.

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Comparing Word and LaTeX
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How to Turn your Text into a Powerful LaTeX template.

For which books is it better to use a word processor? What are the advantages of writing a complex book in LaTeX vs Word? Here, I will compare Word and LaTeX.

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Managing Your Expectations for Your First Book
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Anxiety when Starting Out with Publishing

Are your expectations for your first book too high? Click to find out how you can prevent a failed book launch and write your next book the agile way.

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Related Books and Services

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Our Book Publishing Services

Publish your book on Amazon, Google, and Leanpub

We can take your Word file, HTML document, LaTeX document, Google Doc, or (with some editing) even your text document and publish it as a soft- or hardcover.
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Our Developmental Editing Services

A thorough critique of your book before it's published

With LODE, put your best book forward. Our developmental edit provides you with an in-depth assessment and overhaul of your entire manuscript.
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Our Proofreading Services

Professional Proofreading to Make Your Book Flawless

Our proofreaders will skillfully correct spelling, word choice, grammar, punctuation, and formatting issues. Don't leave your book's success to chance!
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Our Consistency Checking Services

Every page of your book should be totally error-free

This facet of editing ensures that your manuscript has been "double-checked" to make sure that details are accurate and consistent throughout the book.
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Our Copy Editing Services

Your writing deserves careful, professional editing

Let us help you ensure your manuscript easily flows from one paragraph to the next, while remaining consistent and maintaining your voice and style.
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Our Website Design Services

Turn your manuscript into a fully working website

An online presence will engage potential customers and help you sell your book or course. Our editors can adapt your text for desktop and mobile browsers.
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Our Fact Checking Services

Does your manuscript need a final check before publication?

Our experienced researchers work through your manuscript to find possible issues with your factual claims, references, calculations, or methdology.
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Our Presentation Creation Services

Optimize your presentation to deliver your points

Our experienced editors will review your presentation and coach you to work out the central message. Let us help you streamline your presentation.
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Better Books with LaTeX, the Agile Way: Self-Publish your book on Amazon, Google, and Leanpub

Streamline Your Writing Process

Connect with Readers from Day One. Better Books with LaTeX the Agile Way can help you to self-publish your Book on Amazon, Google, and Leanpub.
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