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Shopping for the Right Editor Can Take Time
By R.L. Coffield

Hiring the right editor takes time and often involves trying out or interviewing several before you find one that you can work and feel comfortable with.

Many neophyte writers who want the services of an editor, don’t realize that the relationship between an editor and a writer is critical to the success of the project. Too often inexperienced writers hire the first editor they encounter without really checking the person’s credentials and style of communication.

Being able to express what is wanted and what is and is not acceptable is extremely important. For example, there are editors who get so carried away with corrections that soon the manuscript no longer has the author’s “voice,” but rather sounds like the editor’s writing. Other editors leave glaring errors in their rush to move the manuscript along.