Writers make rough editors. We clean out our mistakes from a manuscript, and write in whole new batches of them. Another writer looking at your work, puts in their version of your story. It is >your< world.
So you think you need a professional editor. Five cents a word. Not bad… but you have one-hundred thousand words. That gets expensive. So you stick it out. It’s not so bad, right?
Then you have something you have found a flaw? The more you clean it up, the more errors you find.
When you are about to give up, you resign yourself to keep it on the back burner. It eats at the back of your brain. You see the flaws, but those that are your family pat you on the head and tell you “Everybody dreams.”
Some people you come across say they can take a look. Then run a spellcheck on it and say it’s perfect.
Um… no, it’s not.
Slowly, as a writer, you fix a few things, but you know you are blind to the flaws. Mom says this is good and is excited.
Then, maybe, fortune wanders into your library of “Someday could be’s.”
The person asks “Can I take a look?”
Sure. You and 20 other people.
Only this one. This person they find a flaw and tell you..then another. They pronounce it good, but would you send them the composition and they would look at it.
What the heck. Shrug. Go for it. What few flaws you can find, if you catch the ones I have given up on.
And the list grows. (Insert boggle here)
This person makes you excited again. You still need to write and you do. But this person makes it a happy thing and you begin to obsess.
“Let’s get it done!”
This editor makes you more proud of what you have created than any time in the past. You begin to think there might be a living at this! Maybe get a professional editor!
Then you find out that the editor that works on your books, they are indeed an English Lit major and is days from getting a degree.
An awesome twist of fate, no?
Well it goes on now.
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Use her schooling, her skills and her frustratingly accurate comments of “Huh?” .
So be warned. She pulls no punches. But she coats it with love.
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