Freelance Editors

5 Things To Do Before Hiring a Freelance Editor

More writers are hiring editors these days, whether they’re going¬†indie or just making sure the manuscript is polished before submitting to agents and publishers. If you’re a newer writer, unpublished, here are some things I think you should do before spending your hard-earned money on a freelance editor. (1) Get objective¬†feedback. It’s best to have…
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Should I Hire a Freelance Editor?

Lately more and more people have been asking me if they should hire an editor prior to submitting to agents. Here’s my take: Using a freelance editor can be a great idea – if you use it as a learning experience. You need to do most of the work yourself. I think it’s wasted money…
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Freelance Editor Recommendations

Updated 2/1/24. Sometimes it’s necessary to work with a freelance editor to improve your writing skills or help make your manuscript more marketable. You can find editors by searching Fiverr or Reedsy, though you need to vet them carefully and ask a lot of questions. I’ve compiled a list of editors I know who are…
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How to Become a Freelance Editor

Before I was an agent, I was a freelance editor. A lot of people ask me how to get into freelance editing, but I never quite know how to answer. My freelance career grew from my contacts and experience working in the publishing industry for a dozen years. It grew organically out of what I…
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The Editorial Process

Several of you have been curious about the editorial process inside a publishing house. Rosslyn asked:What is the role of freelance editors in the publishing process these days? I’ve noticed cases recently in which published authors had in-house editors AND freelance editors working on their novels. Do publishing houses hire these freelancers, or do the…
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