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5 Reasons To Hire An Editor Even As A Skilled Writer!

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5 Reasons To Hire An Editor Even As A Skilled Writer! by Akinjidetayo(m) : 1:38 am On Mar 26

You've just finished writing a book?
After spending hours, you have successfully pieced scenes and characters together. Next big step you’ll want to take is to get your book published.
However, sending your book off to a publisher without having a second look over the material may end up getting rejections.
While you may consider editing your book on your own, it’s best to avoid that task. Self-editing can become a waste of precious time and cause you to overlook major grammatical errors.
1. OBJECTIVITY
Having an objective person, like a book editor, look over your book is a good way to produce a great work. An unbiased person won’t hold back. A stranger reading through your writing will be able to point out areas that need more details or are grammatically incorrect.
Have you used the word “I” too many times? Are there any other common words to cut from your writing? Is one of your chapters lacking substance? An editor will know the answer to these questions.
You can be sure that a professional book editor’s critique will be based on editing expertise. An editor can make constructive remarks on your structure, style, syntax, and ability to communicate.
2. SAVE TIME
Spending hours, days, and in some cases even months, revising your work can be time consuming. After all of the time spent completing the manuscript, this process can further postpone publication of the book. At a certain point, revisions can become a serious waste of an author’s time.
As you begin to edit your work, you might get hung up on certain themes, research, or structural issues. A professional editor can help you avoid this dilemma. A fresh point of view allows the book editor to pick up on problems you may have disregarded or overlooked—as well as the ones you’ve identified and with which you’ve struggled.
3. PERFECT YOUR WRITING
You may be an amazing writer, even the best authors understand the importance of improving their craft. An experienced editor can advise you on different word usages to better improve the way you communicate. They also might offer constructive advice.
Always hire a professional book editor to look over your work. New eyes are important for excellence in your work!
4. HELP PROGRESS YOUR PROJECT
Collaborating with a professional book editor can help you with more than just your writing. A skilled and experienced editor has many connections, such as to publishers and even literary agents. These professionals can help with bringing your book to market and creating book-marketing strategies.
An editor that has worked with many clients beforehand understands the process of getting a book published. He can guide you beyond simply editing the book so it meets industry standards.
What separates a good editor from a great one is their dedication to your project.
5. AVOID PUBLISHING LESS THAN PERFECT WORK
Your reputation as an author is dependent on your work. Style issues, grammatical errors, and communication problems all detract from your work getting the recognition it deserves.
It can be difficult after publication of your book to go back and fix issues. In fact, sometimes you have to wait until the publisher schedules a new print run—and, depending on sales, you could wait a year or more to fix your errors.
I hope these helps! Just in case you need more tips to push you forward in your writing journey, click the box below to sign up to my newsletter!

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