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All Things Writing & Publishing > Article: When You Shouldn’t Hire and Pay For a Professional Editor

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message 1: by Alex (last edited Oct 01, 2017 10:32AM) (new)

Alex (asato) This is so true. I've been there. Have you?
"Thing is, many writers, especially newbies, feel uncertain about their own skills and want the reassurance of a 'real' editor."

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message 2: by Graeme (new)

Graeme Rodaughan I'm a big believer in mastering the craft of writing.

Good, smart editing is part of the craft.

My advice: don't be shy about putting in the hard yards to understand the language you are using to convey your story.


message 3: by Graeme (new)

Graeme Rodaughan The other thing is bang for buck.

It's far easier for me to learn to edit my own work well enough to pass muster with most readers.

I have no capacity at this point to build a 100k subscriber list that I can advertise to.

I could spend $1500 on an editor or I could spend $1500 on advertising.

$1500 would find me from 500 to a 1000 new readers.

I know which one is more valuable to me.


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