Why You Need an Editor (and Why That Editor Should Be Me)
All writers need editors. No matter your bedazzling skill with the English language or your everlasting hope in spellcheck, you will mistype a your for you’re, a their for there or they’re, or a pair for pare or pear. It happens to every writer. I would know. With my own book, I nearly convinced myself to forgo the expense of hiring an editor. I’m so very glad I made the right choice and hired a professional. My book is infinitely better because of her help.
So, as an author myself, I’m begging you: hire an editor.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be me (though I’d like it to be), but before we proceed any further, promise me that you’ll find someone to edit your book before sending it out into the world.