5 Things To Do Before Hiring a Freelance Editor

5 Things To Do Before Hiring a Freelance Editor More writers are hiring editors these days, whether they’re going indie or just making sure the manuscript is polished before submitting to agents and publishers. If you’re a newer writer, unpublished, here are some things I think you should do before spending your hard-earned money on a freelance editor. (1) Get objective feedback. It’s best to have a critique group or partner, if possible. Try to get the most honest feedback you can—not on grammar and punctuation, but on the overall content of your book. Are readers finding the book engaging? Are they reading to the end? Are they confused? (2) Edit & revise your book using reputable sources. Find fiction resources HERE. My favorites for the revision phase are Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Browne &...
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