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Why Hire an Editor?

Writers face enough hurdles on the way to publication. Short-terms goals are suddenly more important than long-term goals. This is where a writer slips up. He wants to see his book in print "now" and doesn’t think about the damage that he’s doing by skipping the editing process. 

Any search on amazon will show that there are enough books flooding the market. Readers have more choices than they know what to do with, so when they come across sloppy work, they move on. Don't give them a reason to pass on your book. Editing gives your book the boost it needs in this competitive world. Editing improves your book's chances of success.  

When you launch your book, feel secure in knowing that you created your best work.

Here are a few more reasons to hire an editor.

A Fresh Pair of Eyes

Just like anything else, you can look at something many times and still not see the flaws that someone else might see, especially when it comes to writing. Your mind has a tendency to see what it intended you to write, no matter how many times you proofread it.

Then there is the big picture. The more you write and the longer you work on a project, you ultimately can no longer see the words or what's right in front of you. This is what causes repetition, broken concepts, straying plots, and undeveloped characters or content.

An editor will read your book with a fresh set of highly trained eyes that can pull out only what's absolutely necessary and edit the rest, leaving you with continuity, proper grammar, fully developed plots without any holes, etc., and deliver it to you in the right format and as close to perfect as possible.

It's Not Personal

When you give your book to an editor, it will likely come back all marked up. Don't take this personally. You hired your editor to help you see your book in a different light and to find errors, make corrections and suggestions, and provide consistency.

During the editing process, your work is assessed, strengths and weaknesses are noted through constructive comments, and a professional overview of your book is made. You now have the opportunity to decide if you want to make the recommended changes to your book. If there is something you don't agree with or something you don't understand, ask your editor why she came to that conclusion or made that correction. You both have the same goal and are committed to the book's success.

Free Proofreaders

You might have considered using your friends and family to help edit your book for you. The more eyeballs you have proofread your book the fewer errors there will be. However, your friends and family will not approach the book and its details with the trained eye that a professional editor would. Additionally, they go into it already loving everything about it because it was written by someone they care about, and therefore can't be completely objective. 

Get an Advantage in the Marketplace

Writing a book can be personally rewarding and very profitable; however, if you don't make the effort to have it professionally edited, your book may not receive the attention it deserves.

Editing is an invaluable tool to make sure the book you release into the world is the best it can be.

Contact us today and let us know how we can help you with your project.