You’ve got a manuscript and it’s ready to be published? Before you start on the submission or the self-publishing road, it’s essential to get your work in the best possible shape. Behind every great writer is a manuscript assessor, editor, and proofreader. Geoff Walker (publishing consultant and former publisher), James George (author) and Mandy Brett (senior editor, TEXT publishing) tell you what you need to know about this early, and crucial, stage in your publishing journey.