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Hi Niki,
I am thirteen and im on my eigth page of my fiction book, and i have been wondering who publishes? Do they edit your book, or do I? thanks,
Dylan  

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Before submitting a book to a publisher or agent, an author may hire a freelance editor to edit the manuscript so it will be presentable. With the internet, a freelance editor is easy to find. Just make sure they are reliable. Once a publishing house accepts a book, their own editors will check for spelling/grammar and story inconsistencies. There are different kinds of editors. Editors not only check spelling/grammar, but they also make sure the story makes sense, check for plagiarism, and make sure the story will not hold them liable in any lawsuits. Recent publishing scandals(James Frey) prove editors have not been doing their jobs. Good luck.

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Niki Taylor

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What are good writing books? How can I write a writing book? Who publishes writing books?

Experience

I'm a writer/book reviewer from North Carolina. For almost three years, I have been freelance writing. My website is http://www.nikianntaylor.com

Publications
Book on freelance writing at http://tinyurl.com/eche

Quiz writer for http://www.quizilla.com

Writes for http://www.notyetretired.com

Contributor to Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders:
Success Stories, Strategies, and Other Good News. Hunter
House.

Book review published in March 2002 Lambda Book Report.

Book Review published in August 2002 The Writer.

Article published in Pediatrics for Parents(Vol. 20, No. 1)


Book reviewer article published in January 2003 issue of AWP
Job List

Book Review Published in April 2003 Good Old Boat

Writing-related article published in May 24, 2003 Funds for
Writers Newsletter(Digest Number 210)

Book Review published in Dovetail
Article published in Openmind, November/December 2003
Article published in WritersWeekly.com: 12/17/03
Book review in FOOD WRITING A Bi-Weekly E-zine Vol. I, Issue 12 January 13, 2004 www.food-writing.com
Teaches online class on book reviewing at http://class.universalclass.com/bookreviews

Education/Credentials
East Carolina University, Bachelor's of Arts in English with
a concentration in Writing, 1994
East Carolina University, Master's in Library Science, 1998
East Carolina University, Working on Master's of Arts in
English in Creative Writing Program, Jan. 1999-May 2000

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