28 – Recipe for An Almost-Perfect Manuscript, With Tisha Martin

Posted August 24, 2020 | Laura Christianson
The Professional Writer
The Professional Writer
28 - Recipe for An Almost-Perfect Manuscript, With Tisha Martin


Whether you’re writing a book, article, or blog post, you want to present your work as professionally as you are capable of doing.

Often, that means hiring an editor.

  • What if I’m not sure what type of editor (or editing) my project needs?
  • How can an editor help me assess what my manuscript needs?
  • Should I look for an editor I can work with start-to-finish, or should I hire several editors who specialize in certain types of editing?
  • How can I avoid “analysis paralysis” – editing my manuscript to death?

Tisha Martin, a professional editor, joined us last week (Episode #27) to discuss how an editor is an integral part of a writer’s publishing team. She’s back again today to help us determine the type of editor(s) who might best suit our project.

Recipe for An Almost-Perfect Manuscript, With Tisha Martin | Episode 28 of The Professional Writer Podcast with host, Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

We’ll also break down the five types of editing:

  1. Critique or Content Development Edit
  2. Line Edit
  3. Copyedit
  4. Typesetting, Formatting/Layout
  5. Proofread

About Tisha Martin

A conference junkie and a lifelong learner, Tisha is a servant-leader who thrives on collaboration. As an editor, writer, and contest judge, since 2017, she has completed more than 250 projects in fiction and nonfiction on deadline. She loves to get to the heart of the story and transform ideas and manuscripts into exceptional reading experiences. Learn more at TishaMartin.com.

Need Article Editing?

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