7 Cheat Sheets to Cut Editing Costs – Coming Soon

7 Cheat Sheets to Cut Editing Costs front coverI’ve been hard at work lately, developing a booklet just for you.

Yes, I notice your reluctance to hire a freelance editor. I understand that hesitation. You don’t know whom to hire; you don’t know if you’ll get scammed; you don’t know how to evaluate the editing you get back. No doubt, though, residing at #1 is How much is it going to cost?

So I’ve put together what I call 7 Cheats Sheets to Cut Editing Costs to help you reduce your editing costs. My critique group is clamoring for the final product because they know how much it’s going to help them.

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Why hire an editor
  • Editing costs
  • What rates the red pen
  • How to work with an editor

But the crèmè de la crèmè are the cheat sheets designed for convenient reference as you prep your manuscript for the editor. These 7 sheets cover

  • Research—with over 15 websites for specific topics and 7 search and meta search engines you can use
  • Point of view
  • Show vs. Tell
  • Formatting items such as titles, numbers, and more
  • Punctuation guidelines for the comma, em dash, the ellipsis and more
  • How to create a style sheet
  • 10 items to review as you finalize your manuscript

No more wondering if you need that comma or if you should put that title in quotation marks. No more confusion on what showing and telling look like or where you can go to find primary source documents for your historical fiction (no more wondering what primary source documents are!).

This booklet has the potential of reducing your freelance editing costs by hundreds of dollars. All quickly perused and digested. All for under $10!

7 Cheat Sheets to Cut Editing Costs releases in the next 6 weeks. Tell your writer friends by sharing this post on your favorite social media via the share buttons below this post.

Want to get published but don’t know where to start?

Maybe you have a finished manuscript or just an idea stuck in your head. Email me today at Deb [at] DebraLButterfield [dot] com, and let's discuss how I can help you reach your dream of publication.


  1. This booklet will be very helpful to writers!

  2. Much appreciated. Looking forward to it!

  3. janetgrunst says:

    Looks good, Debra. I’m sure it will be helpful.

  4. sheriena1951 says:

    Looking forward to it. I will be in line to purchase.

  5. I’ll be anxiously awaiting your release and will be one of the first in line to purchase. 🙂

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