I haven’t posted or been on WordPress for far too long. And I apologize. I’m still here!
I am heavily absorbed in edits for CAPTURE THE TIDE. I know, still. But this is the reason- I have a real legit editor on it now.
A while back I posted about hiring a service to do a one-off edit. This was a mistake for me. One I didn’t learn until recently.
But it’s okay! I have an editor that I am working with in what I can only describe as a collaboration.
These are the things you want from an editor, and of course I’ve learned this the hard way. As I do.
Step one is developmental edits- big picture stuff
Next is deep edits- pacing, transitions, believability.
The next 2 edits are fine tuning of the overall story and copy editing.
There should be tons of back and forth, a running dialog. Your editor is your team mate and cheerleader. A great editor views your success as their success.
So when looking for an editor that is right for you, ask these questions, allow them to work with you and of course be kind. They know your work is precious to you, and they respect that.
Don’t settle for less.