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The Editor’s Manual

The Editor’s Manual: Edit with confidence!

Denis Ledoux has edited hundreds of writers. Our Editor’s Manual distills decades of that editing experience.

I have always found that editing in all its facets—developmental, content, copy—is essential for any memoir. The secret is to learn how to shape a story with the author and not to take it over. Sometimes you can go for excellence, and at other times, you commit to help a writer create the best book s/he can.

Denis Ledoux

What you will find in the Editor’s Manual.

As a stand-alone product, the Editor’s Manual offers you everything you need to set yourself up as a professional editor.

Here are some key features of the Editor’s Manual:

  • how to evaluate your qualifications. Are you ready to make a success of your effort?
  • an extensive overview of office processes: lead generation, how much to charge,  billing.
  • dealing with different kinds of clients and their needs and demands: when to hang in there and when to let them go.
  • preparing clients for successive editing read-throughs.
  • office forms to facilitate record keeping.
  • templates of notes and letters to adapt for your own clients.
  • actual edited pages for you to experience what editing looks like on a page.

Your next step

The Editor’s Manual comes with the Memoir Professional Package. To be taken back to the Memoir Professional Package page, click here. To buy the package now, click here.

If you wish to purchase the Editor’s Manual as a stand alone, click here.


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