Myths about Editing: Part 1

editingpic-300x196There are many myths about editing, but not all of them are true. We are here to set the record straight on some of the book editing myths we here most often.

Myth #1: Some writers don’t need editors.

Every writer needs an editor. Even if you are familiar with grammar rules and have unmatched spelling skills, you need a professional to look at your book. It is difficult to edit your own writing, especially when you are trying to edit an entire book. Your book needs a fresh set of eyes to help it reach its full potential.

Myth #2: Editing is too expensive.

You may have to save up money, but having your book edited by a professional is an investment that every author should make. However, you don’t have to break the bank; there are editing options that are affordable for every writer. Do research on different editors to figure out where your money will be best spent. Also, be careful with editing options that seem too low; you might get what you pay for.

Myth #3: Writers don’t need to pay attention to grammar and spelling if they have an editor.

This is one of the worst myths about book editing. As a writer, you will still need to edit your book before sending it off to an editor. If your book is filled with careless mistakes, it will take your editor longer to go through it. The more time an editor spends on your book, the more money you will be charged. Spend the time to fix as much as you can in your book and you will end up spending less money. This will also allow your editor to focus their attention on the story you are trying to tell in your book.

We feel much better now that some of those nasty myths about book editing have been dealt with. Make sure to keep following our blog for more information about editing and writing.

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