The publishing process: What does a copy-editor do?

Over the last few months my second novel has been back and forth between me and my editor – we’ve taken it in turns to polish away at it and make suggestions of changes. It has really come together, and I can’t wait to share it with you all next year (probably around April or May).

I’ve just sent draft four off to her, and once she’s had a look the next step is for it to hit the desk of a copy-editor. But what do they do?

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Selling well: If I Die Before I Wake is a “Heatseeker”

It’s been a good week or so for If I Die Before I Wake – I think perhaps being Thriller of the Month at Waterstones might have had something to do with it!

Industry magazine The Bookseller has something called the Heatseekers charts, which – as far as I understand – lists books which are selling well, even if not well enough to get into the top 10 bestsellers list.

And If I Die Before I Wake is at number three in the Heatseekers list this week!

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