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The Editor’s Manual


To improve your skills as an editor, we can offer you two choices:

  • The Editor’s Manual is geared to writers and teachers who envision adding editing manuscripts to their professional mix of services. The Editor’s Manual provides a quick start up to profitability and satisfaction.


  • The Editor’s Manual Plus includes the Editor’s Manual along with two half-hour consultations with Denis Ledoux. The consultations will orient you in a sure and quick manner to creating a profitable editing practice. These one-on-one sessions which normally would cost $95 are available at a discount in the Plus package.



The Editor’s Manual: Editing Prose as a Professional

The Editor’s Manual points you in the right direction to develop the skills to be effective and profitable as you edit memoirs and other manuscripts. Written by Denis Ledoux, The Editor’s Manual contains practical advice as well as a thought-provoking analysis of the editor’s role. This knowledge was honed over years of working with so many hundreds of manuscripts that it’s impossible to tally precisely.

Everything is covered in this comprehensive manual:

  • assessing your credentials to become an editor.
  • screening and on-boarding clients.
  • setting up response materials.
  • explaining and maximizing the use of Track Changes.
  • tips on assessing client working styles and needs.
  • best billing practices.
  • handling energy-draining clients.
  • organizing your office
  • samples of actual editing.

Denis Ledoux provides laser-like suggestions and instructions to those interested in working in the field of personal history.
—Tom Gilbert, Memoir Professional, Albuquerque, NM

The Editor’s Manual also offers:.

  • easy-to-replicate templates and handouts you can adapt for your own business. Whether you’ve never corrected a typo before or are a veteran at massaging third drafts, you’ll find something here to expand your skills and lead you to greater profitability.
  • a unique resource for writers and teachers who envision maximizing the income potential of their considerable skills and talents. This manual makes it easy to add professional editing to a mix of services.

Procuring The Editor’s Manual: Editing Prose as a Professional is a no brainer.

For those who would like to access an even more comprehensive training in our Editor’s Start Up Package, click here.

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Editor’s Manual, Editor’s Manual Plus

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