Even the best authors in the world have editors. If you’re serious about turning your manuscript into a bonafide book, you’ll need an editor too.
For self-publishers, hiring a professional editor can be expensive, so it’s wise to get the manuscript into the best possible shape before bringing in an outside pair of eyes. Part of that preparation may involve consulting a friend who is able to offer unbiased feedback and constructive criticism. Or you could work with a writing group (both online or in the real world).
Once you feel like you’ve done everything you can to prepare your manuscript, it’s time to get an editor involved. But where do you start?
Victoria Strauss has written an excellent article on how to vet independent editors. I recommend you read the full piece on the blog Writer Beware, but she’s also been kind enough to let me paraphrase her advice below.Read More...