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I finished A Proper Charlie ages ago. I lost count of the number of edits I took it through. I edited on the screen, then I printed it off and edited again. I forced my husband, a die-hard Chris Ryan fan, to read my romantic comedy with a red pen in hand.
I put it away for a several months while I concentrated on an idea for my third novel, before dusting it off for yet another edit.
Then I printed it off again but in a different font (someone advised me this was good practice) and I went through it word by word, letter by letter.
It had two professional edits, one from Cornerstones and another from fellow writer, John Hudspith. Not to mention writers on the popular YouWriteOn.com and Authonomy review sites pulling it to pieces.
I sent off my manuscript to my publisher, and was sent back…