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You should know how to edit your own story after my previous post. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look for someone who would look through your story.
Why do you need an editor?
Let’s start with the obvious. New set of eyes. Your editor will probably be able to catch things you missed. And that is always good.
If you did edit your story before sending it off to your editor it means that he or she will be able to concentrate not on grammar and spelling but on ensuring that the plot is great and accessible to the readers.
And isn’t it better to hear something needs tweaking while you can still fix it? Editor gives you that luxury.
Where to find an editor?
Like me. I already posted about this offer, but it still stands. You can send me your story for editing and I’ll help you as much as I can :).
If you’re not very comfortable with strangers editing your work, you can always ask your friend or a family member. Simply remember to choose wisely as sometimes people who love us don’t want to hurt us by pointing out our mistakes.
How to keep an editor?
Once you found the editor you like to work with and you see your writing is profiting from that relationship, all you need is to learn how to keep that editor.
1. Acknowledge the work your editor is doing. And if it’s possible, credit him or her for it.
2. Be nice. That goes a long way.
And remember. Love and cherish your editor. Send your editor Christmas cards, babysit your editors children, buy your editor expensive gifts *g*