|Posted by Kristen Hamilton on October 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM|
As a fiction book editor, I work with a range of topics and subjects, but one thing is usually a constant: most of my author clients choose to self-publish their book. In the self-publishing world, you don't have to follow the norms of genre writing to a fault, but it's recommended to stay within or close to the guidelines.
Some examples of Young Adult (YA) novels I've edited include Bohermore by Jennifer Rose McMahon, Roselynn by Jennifer Lynn Wines, The Foreigner by Maurice Belfonté, The Power Within by Jackie Nelson, and Time Twisted by Kelly McIntire.
Here's what you should aim for if you're writing YA novels:
Word count: 40,000 to 75,000
YA subgenres include:
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Book editor Kristen Hamilton is the owner and sole employee of
Kristen Corrects, Inc., where she provides manuscript editing
services for traditionally and self-publishing authors. Several
authors whose books she has edited have won awards and have
Reading is Kristen's passion, so when the workday is over, she
can usually be found curled up with a good book alongside her
four cats. She loves watching cat videos and scary movies,
eating pizza, teaching herself French, and traveling, and she is
likely planning her next vacation. She lives outside of Boise, ID.