On Coaching and Editing: An Interview with Merielle Kazakoff

Interview by Lola Opatayo; copy edited by Naomi Randall Dobler

Editors BC is pleased to welcome Merielle Kazakoff, our April seminar facilitator, to the West Coast Editor. In this interview, she discusses the joys and challenges of being a writing coach, the differences between coaching and traditional editing, and her photography.  

What do you believe are some of the biggest challenges facing self-publishing authors today?

One of the most common challenges authors have is how to market their book. Self-publishing means self-funding, and authors would like a return on the money they put into it. Plus, they have a story to share, so how to do so in the most widespread and effective way is another hurdle. There is a lot of competition to get noticed. 

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