Tuesday, March 22, 2011
CHASING THE MONEY
I would like to take the time to address an issue that seems to be popping up all over the industry. If you are representing yourself as an editor, proofreader, publisher, author, etc., please do your job. Ordinary people would not believe how many times a manuscript that is straight garbage is published and then critics jump all over the author, often ruining their careers. If you are paying people to help you polish your work make sure these people are held accountable. I am seeing so many people that are just chasing the money and are being paid for services that they are not even attempting to perform. It is almost impossible for one person to catch all of the mistakes in a manuscript. Publishing a book is a process and a team effort. There are also many authors out there who are just churning out pages of junk in order to get a paycheck. Please remember to always take pride in your work. When you love what you are doing, the money will come.