Do you ever doubt whether your book will ever become successful?
Do you feel like hiding when your best friend or your mother asks about your writing?
Or like your partner just doesn't understand why you spend so much time on a hobby that will never amount to anything?
Maybe you feel like your book will never get published, let alone become successful.
You've been working on it for months or even years but the finish line never seems to get any closer.
You've submitted to agents and received rejections, or you didn't make it through when trying out for projects like Pitch Wars and Author Mentor Match.
You've read countless books on how to improve your writing and done an insane amount of revisions.
You know self-editing is important even if it sucks, but it's just SO boring, frustrating and overwhelming all at the same time. And most of the time you don't know what you're even supposed to be looking for, and you just hope to catch as many mistakes as possible.
Perhaps you're skeptical of self-editing.
How can taking breaks and reading the same lines over and over again even make a difference when you're too close to your own work to tell apart any issues anyway?
Maybe you've sent your book to beta readers, but their feedback is contradictory or so vague that you don't know how to implement it--if they ever get back to you at all.
Or maybe you're afraid of sharing your writing with anyone at all. What if they hate it, and confirm what you've been fearing all along: you're just not cut out for this?
I hear you. And I get it.
But what if I told you it doesn't have to be this way, and you can in fact get your book published with confidence and pride?
Imagine how incredible it would be to...
Defy everyone's expectations and make your partner, your parents and your friends proud.
Get butterflies in your stomach as you unpack a box of your books.
Know you've done everything you could to make your novel as good as it can be, and look back with pride.
Get validation for all the time, effort and money you've spent to make your writing dream become reality.
Be featured along your favourite authors on Amazon.
Have an epic book launch.
Make money from your writing to cover everything you've invested in it and more.
Say: "I'm a published author, and I'm working on my next book."
a free Self-Editing Report
At the end of every month, I give away one Self-Editing Report (value $375) to a new Self-Edit Like a Pro student.
That means I'll read an excerpt of your novel and create a report featuring all recurring issues I've found, and ways to help you solve them. It also includes a custom checklist you can use to self-edit the rest of your novel and any future writing.
For a chance to win, all you have to do is enroll in the course.
"The process of editing is what I enjoy most--putting the pieces together and making sense out of them."
- Christian Marclay
After this course, you'll:
Know exactly when to do structural edits, when to look for plot holes, when to dive into character development and world-building, and when to focus on details like dialogue tags and cutting words to strengthen your writing.
Have the tools to get valuable feedback from beta readers without waiting forever for them to get back to you.
Be able to separate editing steps to make sure you don't miss anything and self-editing doesn't become boring.
Know your characters as well as your best friends, so they come across naturally on the page.
Have a fully fleshed-out world and setting for your story.
Know how to find and fix plot holes and make sure the timing and pace of your novel make sense.
Feel in control of the quality of your writing because you'll know how to make self-editing work for you.
Let me give you a tour:
The course includes:
4 modules, 14 lessons and 12 workbooks covering every step from first draft to publisheable manuscript, including beta reading rounds and breaks.
Tools to make sure you don't miss anything and you don't get overtired.
Mindset development to combat overwhelm, self-doubt and Imposter Syndrome.
An exclusive student community where you can connect with writers who are on the same journey as you are.
Q&A's hosted by yours truly every 2 months for answers to all the project-specific self-editing questions you may have.
Actionable steps with each lesson so you always know exactly what to do next.
What students are saying
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four
sharpening the axe."
- Abraham Lincoln
Hi there, I'm Elzevera.
As self-editing coach, it's my mission to help fiction writers thoroughly edit their manuscript and make it publish-ready without overwhelm.
When I started working with clients as a professional editor after completing my MA in editing, I discovered the vast majority of writers despise editing. After feeling sad and frustrated about this because I knew how important self-editing is to fulfil a story's full potential and because I love it so much myself, I realised I was in a perfect position to help writers make the most of the self-editing stage.
That's why I've created online courses that provide the guidance and support you need to really nail the self-editing process and finally make your dream of publishing your book come true.