Lesson 3 of 5

Read Like A Reader

Once your six weeks are up, open your manuscript and read as if you were a regular reader (not an editor).


Consider changing the font/typeface. Even after six weeks, your eyes might skip over familiar passages. Changing the font will force you to slow down and read those sections properly.

Some authors upload the text to KDP and print their own paperback version using the Kindle print-on-demand service. This is cheaper than photocopying a full manuscript and you’ll be reading it in its finished format.

I read mine and make notes as I go. You may prefer to read it fast (as a reader) once, then re-read and make notes.

Two Marks on re-reading a first draft and tips for spotting typos:
Read Like A Reader – The Bestseller Academy