How much should you pay for a fiction book editor?

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Actual prices for professional editing services found on the Internet and fair, industry-standard prices may vary wildly. If you’ve been shopping around for an editor lately, you might be feeling a little bit lost—and justifiably so. One editor may offer her services for just fifty bucks to edit your entire manuscript, while another editor’s prices could be as high as … Read More

What’s the difference between a professional edit and a critique?

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Critiques are mostly honest (and typically free) overall impressions of a manuscript. The process of exchanging peer critiques has been instrumental to my growth as a writer, and many successful authors and editors would argue the same. But while the benefits of critiquing—and peer critiquing especially—are endless, they are not the end. If you think you don’t need an editor … Read More

Realistic Expectations: What might a book editor expect from you?

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Last week I talked about what you should look for in a fiction book editor once you’ve finished your manuscript and are ready to shop around. There’s another side to that though. Preparing yourself to work with an editor takes time and consideration. And the more prepared you are, the more time you’ll save right off the bat—not to mention money!—and … Read More

Is it time to open the door?

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The first thing I did when I started to get serious about writing, when the written word had become more than just a hobby, more than just something I liked to admire from the sidelines from time to time, was come to the realization that this was a craft and that I would need to learn. That it doesn’t necessarily … Read More