One mistake some writers, especially self-published writers make is to release their books without passing it through an editor. They have books that are ridden with errors. Their reviews are bad, and sales drop rapidly. You can prevent this by ensuring your work is edited correctly. The job of an expert editor is more than merely picking out the errors. They are great in turning your work into gold. Here are a few reasons you need an editor.
1. A new pair of eyes
As a writer, there is a great chance that you have spent long weeks, months, or even years working on your book. This means that you are already used to your work or, possibly, are tired of it. Editing becomes a problem for you. You may edit it yourself and miss a lot of mistakes because you have been looking at the work for so long. It would be best if you had a new pair of eyes look at your work.
Editors are dedicated to offering objectivity. One thing that we believe is that for your book to sell, you need objective people around to tell you the truth. You don’t want someone that will dance to your tune, saying only nice things to you. If you give your loved ones your book to read, there is an excellent chance that they will tell you only what you want to hear.
A professional editor can critique the work, rephrasing paragraphs, spotting out errors, and so on.
3. Saves time
You save time when you get a professional to look at your work. Editors can move through your work quickly and efficiently.
4. Stops frustration
Many writers get frustrated when they have to edit their own work. They feel that revising their works is frustrating. You can save yourself this stress by using a self-publishing platform that offers you a myriad of services, especially editing. The significant aspect of this is that it can be done without you worrying about anything, and paying little for it.
5. Access to a paid professional
Please don’t make the mistake so many self-published writers make by using friends and family members to edit their books. The fact that someone can write a sentence without an error in it doesn’t mean that the person is an editor. It will help if you had someone that has the experience.