You have invented the perfect plot, and it may have taken months to write the manuscript. However, is your book really ready for publishing? Most budding writers and novelists ignore one critical aspect that matters before publishing the book – Editing. You may have great writing skills, but editing is a different game altogether. It requires a more objective, unbiased look at the source material, and that’s where a book editor fits in. In this post, we are discussing the many benefits of hiring a book editor.
- Get a genuine overview. Sometimes, it is hard to be critical about material that you have written with love, time and passion. People close to you may have suggestions, but those comments are not always practical or professional. A book editor ensures your writing remains consistent. The editor may also double up as a developmental editor, who further checks the pace of the book, plot points, and other aspects, besides the obvious things like the flow of writing, vocabulary and grammatical concerns.
- Save time. It may take another few months to edit an entire book, and most writers don’t eventually devote as much time as editing requires. With a book editor, you can get the job done by a professional, and that too, in time.
- Improve your writing. Even the best authors are looking for ways to improve their craft. There is nothing called a perfect book, but you can always improve, and a book editor can be instrumental in the process. They often work as the writing coach and edit the parts that need attention, and yet, they don’t change the narrative or hamper the vision of the writer.
Many writers often fear that book editors would chop off their work or may not get the essence of the writing, but that seldom happens. In fact, in most cases, editors bring new elements to the material, and they always consult and advise writers on better plot points, and only when the writer has agreed, they may introduce changes. With a good book editor, you can publish the best form of your writing!