Saturday, July 23, 2011

Why You Need Professional Editing For Your Manuscript

If you are like most authors, you have put months or even years into your manuscript. However, much more than time has been devoted to your work. You have invested your thoughts, emotions, and efforts, all into this manuscript. In turn, you want to give your manuscript the best chance it can possibly have in the publishing world.

Professional proof reading and editing will get the job done for you. Whether you have a work of fiction or non-fiction, professional proof reading and editing will give your manuscript the polished form it needs for success.

As an author, you have put your very best into your manuscript. However, any writer can miss spelling errors, typographical errors, grammatical inconsistencies, and other common problems. These problems can break an otherwise-wonderful manuscript, and ruin its chances for publication.

Whether you plan to self-publish, submit your work to an agent or directly to a publisher, professional editing is the edge you need. Any errors, no matter how small, will be quickly visible and easily corrected. Your manuscript will be at its finest when it is submitted to the agent or publisher.

Professional proof reading and editing is affordable. You will not need to strain your budget to get this extra help. When you think about it, it is worth every penny. After all, you have invested your time, effort, and hard work into your manuscript. It is only sensible to want it to have the best possible chance for publication.

In addition, this service can help you to save both time and money. If you have ever dealt with rejection notices in the past, you know what this means. Instead of submitting a manuscript without careful editing, only to have it returned to you, it will be in its correct form the first time around. You will not need to deal with the extra time and expense of correcting and resubmitting your manuscript.

If you want your fiction or non-fiction work to meet with the success it deserves, professional editing and proof reading is the answer.


  1. Many so-called "professional" editors don't know the difference between its and it's or lose and loose.

    Professional editing lines somebody else's pockets at your expense. Try to get your money back. Yeah, right.

    This is certainly not meant for REAL pros, but for the myriad fakes out there that think their English degree from Community College qualifies them.

    I'm just saying be wary and ask for lots of references and get a sample of their editing (on your own ms) before giving them a dime.

  2. Good advice Marva,

    All real editors will do a free sample of 3-5 pages of your book so you can see their style and skills.
    The editor linked in this article has over 15 years experience with over 50 novels, memoirs etc. to her credit. Her testimonials page is impressive.