Hiring professional editors and more with fantasy author Ben Galley

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About Ben Galley

Ben Galley is a fantasy author from sunny England. Ben’s been writing since he was old enough to be trusted with a pencil, and by his early teens he had written three novels. These days, as well as being an author, he’s also a consultant for those interested in self-publishing their stories.

Why Drae Loves this Episode

This episode has so many hidden gems (more than I share below)! Ben and I discuss a lot of areas of being independently published authors and (briefly) our experience helping other authors.


Some Key Takeaways

  1. When you’re struggling, look at what you’ve achieved and how far you’ve come as this can help.
  2. Hire a professional editor.
  3. Take time to relax.

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