This week, RLF Consultant Fellow Trevor Days talks about getting constructive feedback on your work before you send off your manuscript to the editor.
Before you press the ‘send’ button, it’s always helpful to have another reader check your writing to spot errors, inconsistencies or awkward writing that you have glossed over yourself. My readers usually spot at least a couple of potentially embarrassing mistakes.
Publishers of children’s non-fiction often engage an expert consultant to check the text, so there is a second stage of checking as well.
I find that both of these sources of feedback greatly improve my work.
Read Trevor’s ideas here