Editing your novel, possibly resorting to a professional freelance book editor, is a step of paramount importance in the process leading up to the publishing of your book.
In fact, even the most powerful scene falls flat on its face if it’s riddled with typos, grammar mistakes, and whatnot.
The reason for this is simple. Any glitch in the flow of the words on the page is like a tear in the virtual reality the reader is experiencing.
And too many tears of this kind make the fabric of virtual reality simply too flimsy to keep the readers inside it.
Editing a book – an act of balance
The editing process is a particularly delicate and complex one. In fact, while generating new ideas to turn into books, and then actually writing your first drafts, as a writer you have full control over what you do, during the editing process such control necessarily wanes.
Indeed, the moment a freelance book editor enters the equation between you and your book, you no longer have full control over the creative process. Even if ultimately it’s your call to accept or reject the editor’s changes.
Besides, with editing it’s not only a matter of finding a professional freelance book editor. Often, even when you find one, you discover that her style, her sensibility to language is too different from yours, and consequently unsuitable. Continue reading