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Judging Your Manuscript: Objectivity Counts
by Linda F Radke   
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Last edited: Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009

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Remember: youíve been living with this book for a long time and are, quite

naturally, subjective in your opinions. Itís time for your manuscript to be read

objectively by a slice of the reading public.

Judging Your Manuscript: Objectivity Counts

Linda F. Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc.

You’ve finally done it. After countless early mornings or late nights—or, more

likely, burning the candle at both ends—you’ve finished writing your book. It’s time to

turn your manuscript over to an editor. But before you do so, one tiny and niggling

question remains: is it any good?

As painful as it may be, it’s time to get some quality feedback. But don’t send it

off to your mother, favorite aunt, or best friend. Chances are these people are well aware

of all the sweat and tears that went into your book

, and that will make them less than

Remember: you’ve been living with this book for a long time and are, quite

naturally, subjective in your opinions. It’s time for your manuscript to be read

objectively by a slice of the reading public.


Instead, choose at lease two people for reviewing, one who knows the publishing

field and another who doesn’t. The knowledgeable person will be able to give pointers

on content. The other person can judge the book from the viewpoint of a casual reader or

newcomer, detecting gaps and identifying areas requiring further explanation.

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Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Great points to consider for an author writing a book. I am sure it applies the same for one who publishes poetry as well.
Reviewed by Donan Berg
Good points made. However, you may wish to look at your article's formatting. The version presented to me had variable typefaces, really jumbled. Being with a small publisher, it's not an image I suspect you've chosen.
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