The Weekly Smile 6/10/2019 #weeklysmile – had my first five of my pages of my book professionally edited for free


The Weekly Smile 6/10/2019 #weeklysmile – had my first five of my pages of my book professionally edited for free

I had a coupon from a book publisher to have 5 pages of my manuscript line edited for free. I took the chance even though I was scared they would tear it apart, but actually, there were very few changes so I smiled after reading the changes they suggested.

It wasn’t a major book publisher, but they do publish both books and e-books for anyone. They have all the services of a major book publisher, except for editors or agents or whoever actually reads a book and then decides on it.  It didn’t cost me a penny to get an idea. They even gave me a synopsis based on the part of the manuscript they read. They design covers, help you get your book on Amazon and in regular book stores. Print books and set up your book as an ebook and help you get your ebook sent to different places besides just Amazon.

The name of the company is Book Baby. They claim to actually have set up and published some major authors. Now here is a review about whether they are legit or not. I am not recommending them. I used their free coupon to get an idea of their editing services. Their were some complaints posted to the review in the messages. I am going to read the reviewers reviews of other companies similar to this.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Trent’s Rules

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones 🙂

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! 🙂

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“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

7 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile 6/10/2019 #weeklysmile – had my first five of my pages of my book professionally edited for free

  1. trentpmcd

    Kind of cool having the beginning professionally edited. I did not read the review of the publishing company and don’t know about them, but my guess is that their main focus is to take away the hard parts of self-publishing. Formatting, book covers, etc., can be very difficult for most people (I hate formatting!) so I can understand someone paying to have someone else do it for them. I hope you have a great week ahead.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Yeah it was cool having the edit done. I wish I could afford to have the whole thing done by them, but the first 5 pages was cool. Yes you can either hire them for everything you need or hire it ala carte. Just hire them for the parts you don’t want to do yourself. I didn’t have a problem with them, but I didn’t actually hire them for anything really important so maybe others have a reason to complain. I found another editing company and that site has lots of good comments. All they do is editing though. They are called New York Book Editors.

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