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View Diary: A Kossack's Guide to Book Publishing - part 7 [updated] (87 comments)

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    This is all fantastic advice, but I want to especially emphasize the proofing note. I've heard this again and again from every agent, editor, and professional writer who's been solicted for advice or comments.

    I write for a living but even a cursory glance through my comments on this thread will turn up transposed letters or missing commas. I can do that here and the only cost is my 'doh!" when I see it. But I would never consider letting something go out for submission without at least one other pair of eyeballs going over it, and prefferably three or four.

    Manuscripts will have mistakes, though you should try to keep them to the absolute minimum. But cover letters and queries have to be perfect.

    Kelly McCullough - WebMage available from ACE books (Penguin) August 06

    by KMc on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 11:42:42 AM PDT

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