This is an interesting article for self-published authors: another hundred reasons for hiring an editor : )
Originally posted on CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD:
Self-publishers need to get their books professionally copyedited. Ideally they should have their books structurally edited, copyedited and proofread, but when you have a large number of people not listening to you about something, you have to start with baby steps. So let’s just say – for now – that self-publishers have to get their books copyedited, at least, before they release them out into the world.
That includes you.
No, really – it does include YOU.
In fact, there are only two acceptable excuses for not getting your book professionally copyedited (i.e. paying someone to do it) before you self-publish. They are:
- You being a professional editor
- Your book having no words in it.
Do NOT make the naive mistake of confusing copyediting with looking for typos. If you believe that, then you probably need a copyeditor more than most. Every single day – it seems…
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