Hiring an Editor: Who, When, Why, and How to Avoid Scams – by Anne R. Allen…

Learning to write books is hard. Earning money from books is even harder. So some writers figure they’ll bypass the expensive stuff like hiring an editor.

This is not a good idea if you’re planning to self-publish. We are all blind to our own mistakes. And newbies especially need help in shaping and polishing a book.

But what if you’re going the query route?

Do you need to hire an editor before you start sending out a book to agents and small presses?

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20 thoughts on “Hiring an Editor: Who, When, Why, and How to Avoid Scams – by Anne R. Allen…

  1. Great post, Chris. Two thoughts. First, I can’t believe anyone who publishes a novel or short story without a second set of eyes is serious about a career as a writer. That’s as bad as the person in the quote, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Second, don’t just take someone’s word that they’re a great editor. If you can’t get a reference from another author, go on Amazon and read the reviews of books they’ve edited. You’ll know they’re quality editors if the books received four stars and there were no mentions of spelling, grammar, and usage errors.

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  2. A very good post, Chris. I employed an editor for Silly Willy Goes to Cape Town after I picked up an error in one of my Sir Choc books. We don’t see our own mistakes and friends don’t read with an eye for detail in the same way as an editor does.

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