Let's face it.
The market is saturated.
Even in hyper-tailored categories, there are hundreds of books being published every day. You need to do everything you can to reach readers and stand out from the crowd. One of the biggest ways you can do this is by having a well-edited book.
So how does this editing stuff work, anyway?
Read my post on common pitfalls and how working with a freelance editor like me can give your work wings.
Don't take my word for it.
Read these testimonials from authors and writing professionals about the caliber of my services.
Check out these articles on the importance of editing.
7 Deadly Myths and 3 Inspired Truths About Book Editing
(The Huffington Post)
“If you want your book to be strong, clean, professional, and appealing, for it to affect the readers as you want it to affect them, you need to have it professionally edited. There’s never been a text written that didn’t need editing. By the time you’ve spent weeks, months, or years on a project, you can’t see the words any more.”
3 Steps to Choosing The Perfect Freelance Editor
(Digital Book World)
“One of the most important steps in getting your work polished for self-publishing is to hire a freelance editor for conceptual feedback and line edits.”
Trust Me, You Need a Good Editor
(Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent)
“With regard to editors, it boils down to the importance of objective, qualified feedback. Businesses spent over $1oo billion on leadership development last year. Why? Because it’s really hard to see yourself clearly and commit to change. Authors are no different. A good editor has the courage to give you the feedback your buddies won’t. It’s their job. And they make your writing better as a result.”
Why All Self-Publishers Need a Good Editor
A quick overview of the four kinds of editors. “In my 30 years as an editor in the traditional book publishing world, I’ve seen skilled editors transform hundreds of manuscripts from ordinary to extraordinary.”
Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft?
(The Creative Penn)
Joanna Penn highlights nine steps between completing your draft and publishing your book.
“As an indie author or as a writer seeking to publish through traditional channels, you might be wondering if you really need to hire an editor to look over your work. The answer is ABSOLUTELY YES. Hiring a professional editor is the best investment you can make if your end goal includes publishing your work.”
What a Copy Editor Does and Why You Need One
“A copy editor, first and foremost, is there to be an unbiased third party. You’ve read your copy over and over, you’ve obsessed over it, you’ve been through it backwards. You are absolutely convinced that there is no better way to say what you’re trying to say – but a copy editor hasn’t been swimming in your prose like you have. A fresh pair of eyes is never a bad thing – and in the case of the copy editor, it’s a trained pair of eyes.”
How to Vet an Independent Editor
“While self-editing is an essential component of the writer's craft, no writer is capable of being completely objective about his or her work, and outside viewpoints are vital."
Common Editorial Rates
(Editorial Freelancers Association)
Compare my rates against industry standards!