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


Here is a great post by Anne R. Allen on The Story Reading Ape Blog on the topic of hiring the right editor and what to expect.

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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?

What an Editor Can (and Can’t) Do

Newbies often aren’t clear about what editors do. When I worked as a freelance editor, I was amazed by the number of people who came to me with over-inflated ideas of what I could do for them.

They’d arrive with collections of transcriptions of court proceedings, notebooks full of verses and random jottings, or stacks of old letters they wanted…

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