Scribe Professional Author Revisions Instructions

How Revisions Work

  1. Revisions Overview

  • You’ll have five total revisions calls with your Scribe.
  • Your manuscript is broken into 4 sections.
  • Each section will be in a different file, named Revisions Part 1, Revisions Part 2, Revisions Part 3, and Revisions Part 4.  
  • You will review one section per call.
  • On the fifth call, you’ll review the full manuscript with all the revisions integrated.

 

  1. How the First Four Revisions Calls Work

  • Read the relevant file BEFORE your call with the Scribe, and note changes you want to make BEFORE the call.
  • Use Track Changes and edit directly on your Word Doc.
    • Or, you can write your changes on paper and then migrate them into the Word Doc. This takes longer and is harder.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: You are NOT editing on the call with your Scribe. Your edits MUST be done prior to the call.
  • On each revisions call, you and your Scribe will discuss what edits you want to make.
  • Your Scribe will then MAKE those edits you ask for after the call, while you are reviewing the next revisions section.
  • [NOTE: If you do not do your edits BEFORE the call, the Scribe cannot do the call with you. They will have to get off the call and give you the time you need to do your edits before the next call.]

 

  1. How the Last Revisions Call Works

  • After those four revisions calls, the Scribe will fully revise the manuscript based on your notes and then share it with you.
  • You’ll review that whole manuscript again, making any notes for your final review.
  • You’ll do a fifth call (Final Manuscript Call), and go over the whole manuscript one more time.

 

How Authors Succeed in Revisions

  • MOST IMPORTANT THING: Maintain momentum.
  • The longer you take in revisions, the more likely it is you won’t make it through revisions, and you won’t publish.
  • Successful Authors schedule and keep their weekly calls, and they use this cadence to create momentum that gets them finished.
  • Revisions should ONLY take 5 weeks.
    • If you go spend that time really working hard and digging in and focusing, you’ll reap the rewards for years.
    • Unsuccessful authors go slow, take their time, revise endlessly, and get stuck in the tarpit of perfectionism and second-guessing.
  • Successful authors also lean on us for help.
    • If you have any fears or worries, speak up about them and let us help you work through them.
    • We’re experts at writing books, and we’ve had all the same fears you have. We know how to deal with them because we’ve been through it.
  • The big thing to remember is this: WE WILL NEVER LET YOU LOOK BAD.
    • It’s our job to make sure you get the best book possible, and we will do everything in our power to make that happen.
    • The more you bring up any of these fears you have to us, the more we can help you deal with them, and help your book succeed as a result.
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