—Mark Levine, CEO of Hillcrest Media Group and author of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing
Even in self-publishing—perhaps especially in self-publishing—editing remains a critical step toward publishing a high-quality, professional book. But how do new authors go from finishing their first manuscripts to actually working with an editor?
For authors new to independent publishing, the idea of hiring a professional editor can be daunting. Concerns may include:
What does an editor do?
Do I really need an editor for my book?
How do I know what kind of editing my book needs?
Where can I find beta readers?
How can I find a great editor when I’m not an editor myself?
How to Hire an Editor shows authors new to the publishing process how to make sure their manuscripts receive the editorial attention they deserve, even with a self-publisher’s unique production schedule, budget constraints, and publishing goals.
Author and editor Sarah Kolb-Williams provides an in-depth look at the editing process squarely from a self-publishing perspective. She breaks the complex world of editing down into manageable pieces, making the entire process a little more accessible and a little less overwhelming for authors who have never worked with a professional editor before.
If you know you need editing but you’re just not sure where to start, How to Hire an Editor will demystify the process. You’ll discover effective ways to self-edit, work with beta readers, avoid scams and unqualified editors, and find the perfect editor for your book.