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Don’t Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor by Blake Atwood


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You’ve written a book, so now what?

You may be asking yourself:

  • Should I hire an editor?
  • What kind of editor do I need?
  • How much will professional editing cost?
  • Where can I find an editor?
  • What will an editor expect from me?
  • What can I expect from an editor?

Don’t Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor answers these questions and more, while also offering:

  • Advice on self-editing
  • How to best prepare your book for an editor
  • How to make an editor not like you so much
  • Why patience is key in writing and publishing

Bonus chapters include the inspiring “Unveiling Validation’s Hiding Place: How to Defeat Every Writer’s Nightmare,” with guest appearances (quotes) by the likes of John Steinbeck, Stephen King, and Anne Lamott, and the resourceful “20 Must-Read Books on Writing and Publishing.”

Get your free review copy by clicking the download link to the left.

For Fans Of

  • Strunk & White
  • Merriam-Webster
  • Stephen King
  • Anne Lammott
  • John Steinbeck
  • Good Writing

About the Author

Blake Atwood is an author, editor, and ghostwriter with

He’s written “The Gospel According to Breaking Bad” (2013) and “Don’t Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor” (2014). He’s co-written two books with pastors, and has ghostwritten one book (but he can’t tell you much more about that).

To learn more about his editing and writing services, visit To keep up with his writing, visit

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