By: Laurie Boris
Recently, we asked if you had any questions. The answers, in order, are: yes, but only if the light bulb wants to change; it depends on the phase of the moon; wait until Rich Meyer finishes feeding his cats; we’ll never reveal the secret gruel recipe; because it’s there; and yes, Chris James looks even more handsome in person than he does on the Internet.
Meanwhile, commenter Wendy asked, “Where do I start looking for a good reasonable editor? I know those two words don’t usually go together but I will need an editor soon and don’t have a lot of money to do it with. I know I can’t edit my own work because of the brain auto filling. Need fresh eyes. Any suggestions?”
It’s true, Wendy. Most of us can’t edit our own work. That’s mainly because our brains are exceedingly clever. Once you read over a manuscript two, three, seventeen times, your brain tries to save you the effort and begins to skim over small words and errors. There are plenty of great ways to self-edit your work, but nearly all writers hit a saturation point where they need to call in an editor. A lot of authors have questions about where to start looking for one. It’s not just the newbies — many former trad-pubbed or small-press published authors are going indie, and they’ve never needed to hire their own editors before.
So let’s break down the steps of the hunt for an editor.
Before you even start looking, know the type of editing you need.
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