What is a structural edit, and will it improve your book?

A professional editor approaches a manuscript in two stages. The first stage – the structural edit – focuses on big-picture elements such as narrative voice and point of view, characterisation, plot, story structure, pace. The second stage – the copy edit – is all about the details of the text, looking at sentence structure, writing style, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and […]

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Indie author Toni Brisland talks about publishing and promoting books for children

Australian author Toni Brisland writes books for children. She has published two novels in her DemiChat series (a Sherlock Holmes spoof), with a third due for release this year. The first, DemiChat and the Kent Street Mystery, is on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge Lists for Years 5–6 and selected readers in Years 7–9, and on the South Australian Premier’s […]

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