“Because editors are not magic people who wave wands and fix a book instantly: you can’t hire one person to do everything, and especially not all in one pass.
Next week, any e-book containing a whiff of a typo, spelling error, or formatting error will need to run for cover from Amazon’s editing bots.
We know the drill: you’ve completed your manuscript, looked it over, looked it over again, but your eyes are burning and your head is aching and you know your you’re still missing so much.
Most of us are willing to admit we’ve acquired some quirks as a result of our upbringings—thanks, mom and dad!
Anyone who’s ever weighed the choice between indie publishing and traditional publishing knows that the biggest problem with self-publishing is the stigma associated with it.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that every author needs an editor. While a good editor will elevate your book to the highest level it can go, other editors will do nothing—or worse—diminish the power of your book.
In our experience, the best writers are not the people who have the best innate style, or even those who work with the best editors.