Should I invest in editing? Please help me understand why I can’t just edit my own work.
You’re encouraged to do a good amount of self-editing yourself, but everyone needs an editor. Hiring someone else to edit your work is not admitting weakness or defeat; in fact, it’s what all good writers do. As the author, you’re incredibly close to the work and you know what you want to convey, so you are likely to miss areas that may be unclear to others. It is always wise to have an editor provide an outside viewpoint. In addition to grammar, syntax, and spelling concerns, editors check for errors in content and style consistency, and that your writing is tailored to your intended audience.
I’m not sure which level of editing I need. Can you advise me?
Yes! If you’re unsure of which type of editing your project requires, I’ll help you with the process and offer my professional editorial opinion before we get started.
How will I receive the edits?
Line editing and copyediting are done in Microsoft Word documents using the Track Changes feature.
Proofreading is usually done in a PDF file using Comment tools.
Is there a literary cat on the premises?
Yes! Meet Graham.