Felecia's Award-Winning Lessons Will Teach You How to Use the Self-Publishing Industry to Launch Your Social, Political & Economic Empire
Welcome to another Empowering Post for self-publishing authors and writerpreneurs.
I am Felecia Killings, award-winning coach and Founder of The Foundation. Our mission is to empower you for effective work as a new author and speaker, helping you build a business or ministry around your authorship.
Each week, I share a FREE empowering lesson that helps you better understand the science behind your new career as a professional author or speaker. These teachings pull directly from our award-winning online school, LiyahAmore University.
And each lesson provides you a small taste of what you can experience when you become an official scholar.
For today's lesson, I want to touch upon a crucial element in the self-publishing industry. Quite often, when new writers enter the field, they jump into this venture head-first. They construct their manuscript without real guidance; and they fail to consider important factors that can help them avoid costly mistakes in the near future.
One of the most crucial elements includes finding the right editor for your manuscript. It's important to know that not all editors and proofreaders are the same. Some are skilled in certain areas, and within The Felecia Killings Foundation, we've worked to connect you with experts who specialize in the self-help, Christian publishing industry.
This leads me into my special announcement for today. This week, my featured guest expert is Leanne Wickham. She is a professional copy editor and proofreader stationed in New Zealand. And she has recently partnered with our brand to bring you the best editing services in the market.
Towards the end of this lesson, you will have a chance to connect with her directly for all your editing needs; and as you will come to learn in this Empowering Post, having the right editor on your self-publishing team will make all the difference in the world.
So, without further delay, let's spend some time discussing the importance of hiring the right editor. In this lesson, I will teach you to know the difference between various editorial services and how each phase works to help you produce a polished product.
Now, let's get started!
The Basics: Why You Need a Professional Editor
The editing process is the second most important element of your publishing venture. (The first is to find a quality writing coach, who will help you map your story.)
An editor will ensure your manuscript flows well for your readers. In essence, she helps determine which content is pertinent to your overall work and which content can be removed.
For example, while you may be great at understanding a particular topic, you may not know how well you convey that message. How you understand your material is not how your audience will comprehend it.
Whereas you are presumably capable of writing your own books, you do not necessarily have the skills to edit it for the book's overall quality and performance.
I know...harsh...but it's the truth. There's a reason why editing comes into play and actually serves as the most expensive portion of your publishing process.
A professional editor will look at your work objectively. He or she is not concerned with your personal feelings because the goal is to produce a work that will sell to a particular audience.
This is what you want to keep in mind when bringing on an editor; and in this next section, I will teach you the process for acquiring the right one.
Steps You Can Take to Find the Right Editor
The Difference in Editorial Services and Knowing What You're Paying For
When working with new authors, they assume all editors perform the same tasks for every project. But in the publishing industry, there are levels of editing you must know. Each stage in the process will determine how much you will pay to polish your manuscript. Let's review these phases now.
Don't Neglect the Weightier Matters
Far too many new self-publishing authors refuse to hire editing services, particularly because of the price associated with it.
But you don't want to make that mistake. In fact, Amazon is cracking down on independent works that lack in expert editing.
You can't get away from the need for this service, especially if you want to be taken seriously as a professional author. And I'm happy to share with you that The Foundation has partnered with an expert editor who can deliver quality services to you.
Red Pencil Proofreading and Editing Services, Ltd
Beloved, allow me to introduce you to Leanne Wickham. She is a freelance proofreader and copy editor who offers high-quality editorial services for new and established authors.
As a proofreader, she checks for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and more. As a copy editor, she will check all of the above as well as improve the flow of the manuscript, making it easier to read by removing redundant words and jargon. She will check for inconsistencies in dates, names, and style; and may also do/suggest a rewrite, if necessary, to fix any problems to ensure the style of the piece fits with your targeted audience.
Her mission is to provide high-quality editorial services, personalized to meet your needs.
I'm so pleased to have her affiliated with our brand. And as a scholar in LiyahAmore University, you will have access to her editorial brilliance based on her affordable rates.
I asked Leanne Wickham of Red Pencil to proofread the second book in a series I had written. Her attention to detail and sorting our rogue sentences was amazing. As a writer, it helped me distill my writing to lead the reader in the right direction or misdirect them depending on what I wanted to achieve. The book Revelation would not have been nearly as good without her valuable input and professionalism, and certainly wouldn’t have been ready for publication. -- Mark Innes-Jones
In Conclusion ...
Trying to build a thriving writing ministry as a new and aspiring self-publishing author is incredibly challenging. But the best support comes from those who are willing to share their knowledge with you.
Take the next step and enroll in the only online school for writers like you, LiyahAmore University. This training program has helped numerous authors transform from average writers into dynamic writerpreneurs.
I launched this school in October 2016, and have since worked with authors from around the world, helping them build an online business or virtual ministry around their authorship. The lessons inside the school are based on best online business practices that have enabled online entrepreneurs to thrive.
Today, as a result of applying the lessons to my own platform, my content reaches millions each month. I've built a loyal following and have established a solid brand in the market.
With 12 months of pure dedication (or you can work at your own pace), you can experience the benefits that our school has to offer you.
You will learn how to:
Best of all, you will be among a small percentage of independent self-publishing authors whose writing ministry will not fail.
So, enroll today! It will be the best decision you make for your newfound career and ministry.
And as always, Beloved, let's grow together!
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"[My projects] would not be possible without the expertise of Felecia Killings, my writing coach, content editor, proofreader, and friend. Her professional skills have catapulted my writing ability in more ways than I can express. In 2016, she helped me complete The Space Between Memories and walked with me through The Mind of a Missionary as well. She helped consolidate my initial thoughts into this broad narrative of the missions endeavor...For that, I am very grateful."
- David Joannes
"Felecia has always been an award-winning coach. She taught me to stand up in my truth and to be okay with it. She didn't judge me. I will never forget the love and nurture that she extended to me over the years. All that she taught me is what I do in my business/ministry, sharing the same love to others to seek all that God has intended for them, according to His purpose."
- Tschanna Taylor, Best-Selling Author, Speaker & Life Coach
"I was blessed to be able to work with Felecia Killings. She was able to take my manuscript and transform it to a whole new level. She caused me to dig within myself as a writer and communicator of the message I was to convey. She is extremely professional, courteous, and timely. Her response to questions and issues were answered quickly. Any spiritual leader who desires to get their message in book format would give themselves a tremendous advantage by working with Felecia Killings."
- Daniel Pringle
"Felecia does an absolutely amazing job of maintaining your vision and making it come to life. If you need help getting your vision on paper, editing of your book, or even need coaching on writing your book, she is AWESOME!"
- Bessie Scoggins
"Felecia is very talented and has several qualities that a new writer can benefit from. She has excellent communication skills and a very sensitive and supportive approach to her training. What I love most about her teaching style is her ability to listen to what you want; then she immediately develops alternative approaches to improve your manuscript. I must say, the six-month journey of creating my manuscript went smoothly because of her support and assistance. I recommend Felecia without reservation."
- Mulu Afework
"I've worked with Felecia on two projects; she helped me with writing and editing my book. As an author, finding the right editor is very important. I had my book edited by someone who didn't do my book justice. But once Felecia performed the edits, the story flowed better than I'd image. I had found the right editor. Her skills are remarkable and I highly recommend her for any project you may have, big or small. As a writing coach, I wanted to take my business to the next level. Seeking out Coach Felecia was the best decision I made. She encouraged me to develop an online school, which I'm in the process of doing. She helped me create the curriculum, identify my audience, and provided me with the tools to succeed. If you need a coach to push you to the next level, Felecia is the person. She knows her stuff."
- Paulette Harper
"I want to thank my writing coach, editor, and publisher, Felecia Killings, for her coaching style and writing skills. Felecia stayed with me throughout the entire project. She heard and understood my heart in every word written. Her encouragement was priceless but not free. Every dollar spent was well worth it! Thank you for the skills that I learned in writing this project and the projects to come."
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