If you’re a writer with a completed draft and you want to make sure you have a brilliant novel, this is for you. Whether you want to self-publish or submit to agents, self-editing your novel will help you make it the best it can be.
Get the most value from your editor
Self-editing is the first step in the process, but later down the line you might decide to invest in a professional edit. Keep in mind that if your editor is fiddling with simple fixes or grappling with bigger story-telling issues that you could have already addressed, you won’t get the most valuable feedback from them.
Why pay someone to fix what you can fix yourself? The more time your editor will have to spend on your manuscript, the more expensive the process will be.
Improve your writing skills
Writing is your passion, so you want to improve your craft, right? Not only will you learn a lot from the process of editing itself, but if your manuscript is in the best possible shape before you hand it over to your editor, the feedback you’ll receive will help you discover further ways to improve your writing – from the next book onwards!