Putting your thoughts down to paper and writing a book is a challenging task, and you should be proud for completing this feat! But unfortunately, the work doesn’t stop there. Because now comes the long and laborious process of editing.
Yes, finding the right marketing path to share your book that’s filled with great ideas is crucial to your success. But don’t forget the importance of your book’s reading experience for your audience. This is where finding the right editor is necessary to your publication process. And the cleaner your manuscript is before handing it off, then the easier (and quicker) it is for your editor to absorb your writing, which can also lead to further novel development depending on the contract.
Thanks to Reedsy.com, here is the ultimate checklist to self-edit your own book before you hire an editor.