Editing software can't replace a human editor, but if you present him with a well-edited, highly-polished text, an editor will be able to focus on your content and ideas rather than your syntax and word choice.
This twist on editing can turn those red marks on the page into something a writer craves. Red pen praising only highlights the best of a writer's work.
Self-editing can be harder than writing because we grow to love our creations, and we often have difficulty seeing them objectively. We have a hard time destroying the little superfluous bits that keep our manuscripts from greatness because it feels like we’re destroying pieces of ourselves.
Excerpted from BookBaby's latest guide, 5 Steps To Self Publishing, Part I of our series addresses reasons to self-publish and the importance of professional editing.