Authors – please choose your editor carefully #writingcommunity #amwriting #selfpublishing

Alison Williams Writing

when kpis turn to poison

As I have said many times, I love my clients. I love working with them and I feel privileged that they choose to share their writing with me. I am often the first person to have read their work and I really appreciate how brave that can be.

So I do feel a little bit protective towards the writing community. And I am a little tired of seeing people taking advantage of these lovely writers.

I have seen lots and lots of people recently selling their services to writers. Not a problem – it’s what I do. But increasingly these people have no experience whatsoever – they just seem very, very good at giving the impression that they do.

Now, I have no problem with entrepreneurs, or people trying to make a living. What I do have a problem with is people who have maybe written one or two books…

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6 thoughts on “Authors – please choose your editor carefully #writingcommunity #amwriting #selfpublishing

  1. “But increasingly these people have no experience whatsoever – they just seem very, very good at giving the impression that they do.”
    She’s so right. Throughout my career people have come to me saying they want to be either a technical writer, a novelist, or an editor — and they have no experience and none of the required skills. They just think it would be an easy job. Unfortunately many of them continue in that direction, through cronyism, or because it helps a hiring manager meet the unofficial quotas (of whatever the higher-ups are demanding for where the staff comes from).

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