5 reasons why christian writerpreneurs should only contact the experts when they are ready and serious
Greetings, Dear Writerpreneur,
I pray that you are well.
Welcome to another Empowering Post, where I teach you valuable lessons that will impact your Christian Authorship.
Today's article will be one of my shorter ones. I simply want to give you some advice in terms of making contact with the experts who will help you perfect your books.
This article will mostly address contacting the right editor for your manuscript.
I developed this post after encountering a number of new Christian Authors who reached out to me, claiming to want to start the editing process. But in truth, were not ready and not serious.
As the expert editor, it was bad for business...not on my end, but on the authors' part.
Why? Because it demonstrated to me that the authors didn't care about their own brand and business relationships; and they simply wasted my time.
After being in the freelance writing and editing business for several years, there are so many things that I have learned in terms of establishing professionalism among clients and the experts.
For today’s post, I wanted to focus on helping amateur writers and authors understand the importance of timing when it comes to hiring an editor or any expert for that matter. Before I get into the suggestions, let me highlight why this topic is important to discuss.
So, let's get into this discussion.
The Need for This Discussion
Often times, new writers are so anxious to get the entire book publishing going. They make hasty decisions when it comes to certain matters without really considering that book publishing is as much of a professional business as anything else.
Establishing yourself as a professional author, whether as a traditional or self-publishing author, is so vital to your book business/career. And as a new writer, it’s important to establish positive, professional relationships so that you and your product can be taken seriously.
Being professional is not something that should only be relegated to the traditional work force, but it should also be a part of your own brand.
And if you as the writer have not considered the fact that you are establishing a brand, then you are not as ready to be taken as seriously as you may think.
Building your brand, your business, and your products are essential factors that must be founded at the beginning stages; and these factors will come into play as you look to establish positive, professional relationships with experts.
As I mentioned in the introduction, I will focus on your need to connect with an editor for your book, mostly because this will be one of the most important relationships to your writing career.
For this reason, I want to present some suggestions on why it is important to contact an editor at just the right time. In addition, I want to give some pointers on how to begin the phase of establishing that positive, working relationship the first time around.
There's a Right Time for Everything
Here are five ways that you can know when the best time is to contact your professional editing expert. Keep in mind that you want to project professionalism on your end; and if you want make contact before you're ready to begin the process, it can be a huge turnoff for the expert.
Your Professionalism Must Be Displayed in Everything You Do
If you have made the mistake of contacting the expert before the right time, I don't want you to feel guilty about it. This post is meant to give you the experts' perspective regarding those who claim to want service done, but really aren't that serious.
As you can see, it's not appealing, and can make you appear flaky.
You have to remember that everything you do will reflect the level of professionalism you possess. Just because you are new to the industry doesn't mean that you treat the experts as an amateur.
You're in the business world, now. So, it's time to start acting like it.
Now It's Your Turn to Share
So, what are your thoughts about today's post? Did it help you understand what's needed on your end before contacting your experts? If so, leave me a comment below.
Before I conclude this article, I want to encourage you to connect with me today to help you perfect your gift of writing. I want to be your support and coach through this process. I want to help you cultivate your professionalism as a Christian Author.
If you're ready to jump start this type of learning and training, then take the next steps today.
Empower Your Christian Authorship Today!
Step 1: Get Connected
Trying to build a thriving writing ministry as a new and aspiring Christian Author is incredibly challenging. But the best support comes from those who are willing to share their knowledge with you.
Take the next step and connect with me directly by joining my community, the Empowered Writerpreneurs Network.
I launched this support network in August 2015, and have since worked with Christian Authors from around the world, helping them to understand the multi-layers of self-publishing.
Members of my network receive daily empowering posts like this one, and they also have access to my free events like the Empowered Writerpreneurs Virtual Summits.
As the leader and host, I maintain an educational environment, meaning no one is in competition with each other. Each one is learning from my teachings and support, and then branching their own writing career based on the lessons they acquire.
Step 2: Get Trained
The majority of new and aspiring Christian Authors assume that because God gave them the vision to write a book, then it's up to God to put everything together. They fail to realize that the success of their ministry is based on their training.
There are five pillars that Christian Authors generally lack:
And without them, these writers are destined to fail. While you can work towards finding the answers and solutions yourself, it will take you years to cultivate your business and brand, just as it did with me and with other experts who paved the way for Christian Authors like you. But you can avoid this stress when you enroll in the only online school for Christian Authors like you: the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program.
With just 90 days of pure dedication (or you can work at your own pace), you can experience the benefits that my school has to offer you. You will
Best of all, you will be among a small percentage of independent Christian Authors whose writing ministry will not fail.
My school also offers life-time guarantees, one of which ensures that all my digital resources (current and future e-courses and e-books) are yours at no additional cost. But you want to enroll now, because the tuition will continue to increase as more empowering content is added.
So, join the other EWP students today, gain immediate access to the program, and get ready to be empowered!
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