I have been working with the lovely, Cathy and Andy Sanders, who have provided me with great resources for my publishing needs.
Cathy has completed a copy edit of the entire book which involves repairing grammatical errors and rephrasing sentences to sound how I meant to say it. Conversely, when she asks, "Did you mean this literally?" on certain sections, usually the answer is yes as this is a sci-fi/fantasy novel. It's quite refreshing to be on the same page--literally! My favorite part of working with her is her finesse of interior design. As you can see, on the character pages on the website are sketches called "Margin Characters". Each character narrating a chapter has one of these at the beginning of their section. Cathy has taken these drawings and incorporated details in an elegant font to use as reference sheets within the book without spoiling any content. I hope to post an example somewhere once the editing process is complete.
Andy is usually a phone call away and has directed me to options I wasn't even aware of in the publishing industry. Aside from traditional or self-publishing, he introduced me to printing on demand for books! I am new to print-on-demand as that is what my new business is about, but Andy informed me that you can do the same thing for novels. I also appreciate his honesty and answering my countless questions. After all, he has been in the game for approximately twenty years and is still willing to lend a helping hand to authors all around.
Please check out Cathy's website for more details: http://www.csbookdesign.com/?fbclid=IwAR3bO-FDdeTT0ZZyzZozwKflcl8B3kGw5TAuOYYmgfsUj48kR8SnHjnf2bc
Now for some reason it says their site is not secure, but I assure you I have checked every single page before signing up with them. Not only have they helped me, but they have helped several other authors that I actually own books of. I hope to schedule an interview with them sometime so you all can meet them as well!
Thanks for reading, and have a blessed day!