Do I need a proofreader, an editor, or both?
Well, it depends on the level of help you need with your manuscript.
In an ideal world, the response would be both. However, many authors simply don’t initially have the funds for both, and often don’t understand exactly what they are getting for their money, or indeed the difference between proofreading and editing, especially as they overlap in many areas.
Let’s start with editing, as that’s the first step.
What should I expect when asking an editor to work with me?
Well, first of all, the editor will want to check exactly what you need. Many authors say they want their manuscript edited, but they actually only want it proofread. Editing is a bit of a minefield, as editors differ greatly on the services they offer and on what items they check for, and I don’t just mean the difference between…
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