how to find an editor for your book

When I think about the nucleus of the publishing process–it always comes back to an editor. A great editor can make a world of difference in your book and the way you experience the publishing journey.

what does a book editor do

Every traditionally (and hybrid) published book gets nurturing from an editor! AND, if you didn’t know that you could hire support for yourself in this area–you can!


Here’s what we discuss in this episode:

  • Types of editors
  • Understanding where you can accept and invest in help
  • Things to be thinking about BEFORE writing your book
  • Why writing is like grocery shopping
  • What to expect from the editorial process + timeline


Janna Hockenjos is a book editor and writing coach. She’s edited multiple NYT bestselling books and continues to work with authors as they bring their words, messages, and stories out into the world. An author herself, Janna has returned to writing this year to support a passion of protecting the planet. She’s on a mission to help as many people as she can become more environmentally conscious. Richelle and Janna discuss how to work with an editor to make your book a success.

If you’ve been here for a while, you know how I feel about getting support and having a team in the book process. This episode will bring you clarity around what to expect from an editor.


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