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Why Hire An Editor/Proofreader?

No matter how good of a writer you are, you will always need another pair of eyes to look at your finished manuscript. In fact, us writers are notoriously bad at catching our mistakes.

That is when a professional editor/proofreader comes in. Not only do editors and proofreaders help spot mistakes but they can also provide some helpful suggestions on how to improve your written work-in-progress.


Here are a few benefits when it comes to hiring an editor:

  • Having a set of fresh eyes take a look at your manuscript
  • Having a level of objectivity when looking at your written work and able to suggest new ideas and fixes
  • Saves a lot of time in the editing/proofreading process
  • Getting the best possible product possible

When hiring an editor, the following should be considered:

  • Experience in editing in your genre
  • Able to work in your timeline
  • Fits in your budget

No matter how good of a writer you are and no matter how good you are at catching your own mistakes, hiring a good editor not only saves you a lot of time and frustration, but also help you learn about your own writing process and style based on what the editor is reading and what notes they provide.



Additional Resources:

Scribendi – 10 Reasons To Hire A Professional Editor

Reedsy – Looking For A Professional Book Editor?

Om Proofreading – 13 Convincing Reasons Why You Should Hire A Proofreader

DotCom Magazine – Reasons Why You Might Need To Hire A Proofreader

Typeset – 7 Ways Hiring A Proofreader Can Save Your Business