Why Hire an Editor

iStock_000018475288SmallIt is easy to fall into the trap of independence and believe you can write, edit and even publish your book without help from anyone else. You’re right in at least a third of that. Hiring an editor is incredibly important. Below is a list of why hiring an editor is key to your writing success:

  1. Grammar: When you were busy writing the next top American novel, editors everywhere were reading grammar books for fun. We know that may not sound fun, but that is why editors were born to help. The intricate knowledge of when to use the appropriate there, they’re or their occupies the days of each good editor, knowledge that is beneficial to you.
  2. Extra Eyes: You have written it and are therefore emotionally attached. There is no way around it. You made it and will consider it the best thing ever. There’s nothing wrong with that as confidence is key. However, consider this: having someone else read your book can catch the small misspellings you never caught and offer some amazing suggestions to make that book sparkle.
  3. Insider Knowledge: Not only will editors be able to offer grammar insight, or even developmental insights, editors will be able to help form the future of your book. Editors know publishers, editors know book marketing, editors know books.

Remember, hiring an editor lends to the success of your book so find an editor who works with your over goal and purpose.

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      I am very pleased with the work you've done on my book.  Your suggestions and corrections were spot-on and you took my lumps of words and smoothed them out in to a what now reads as a polished and certainly more fluid piece. I wish you and Pypeline much success and do see a busy future for the two of you. I am working on other projects and will no doubt call on you again for help.  ”
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