Self-Edit or Hire Professional editor?

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Self-Edit or Hire Professional editor?

Postby rawkinreads » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:26 pm

Hey guys, I am a writer of quite a few self-published books and I have a question.

Would you hire a professional editor for your self-published book (if so, what are you some low-cost options) or just do it yourself?

I am wondering if you think it is worth it or not?

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Re: Self-Edit or Hire Professional editor?

Postby ostarella » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:45 pm

If you're self-publishing, hire a professional editor - same reason publishing companies have their own editors instead of just going with what the author wrote.
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Re: Self-Edit or Hire Professional editor?

Postby pls » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:16 am

Self-editing is part of the writing process, whether you do it as you write or after you've finished the piece. Then if you don't feel confident in your editing ability, send it out to be edited.

Too often I've read excerpts here that show no sign of self-editing, and if they're too awful I refuse to read them.
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Re: Self-Edit or Hire Professional editor?

Postby Brien Sz » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:43 am

One of the best ways to self edit is to read your manuscript out loud. In your head, you can mask errors. Out loud, it's not so easy.


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