Wordbird Tips: 5 Reasons You Need an Editor
5. You Make Stupid Mistakes
4. You Need to Deliver Quality Product
The problem with such casual magic? Everyone who can type into a Word document thinks they can write a goddamn novel. And everyone thinks that their novel needs to be published. So they publish it because the tools are at their disposal. The market is flooded with a hundred thousand books by authors no reader has ever heard of … and readers don’t know who to trust, which books to spend their hard-earned money on. Readers get pissed if they buy something that’s crap—riddled with errors, incomprehensible, poorly formatted, and whatever else.
3. Working with an Editor Is Rewarding
2. Editors Can Help You Publish
1. Editors Don’t Have to Be Expensive
Many, many indie authors are put off because editors can charge some damn high prices. I know; I’ve seen it. I’ve freelanced and I’ve worked in-house at a book publisher, and yeah, those bills can get really high. And, unlike in the past, today’s indie authors don’t always have slews of cash to sling around. So an editor can sound like a very expensive proposition on a project you may or may not make money on—and that can sound like a very bad fiscal decision.