The cost of not using a copy editor and proofreader


All writers need to read this. Writing great material isn’t enough, it has to be superb. Invest in a professional

Fiction Editing for Independent authors

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If I haven’t mentioned it before, I am a novelist. I write obsessively with a view to achieving a publishing contract,  six figure advance and lots of international travel. Who doesn’t? I am also a realist. I consider myself to be a competent writer with good ideas and an ability to put them on to the page in something resembling the correct order. My grammar is good and my spelling is excellent, why would I possibly need a proofreader or copy-editor? The good ones cost a fortune, money spent before you have a penny back from sales of your book. And that’s assuming you sell any.

This was my view, until I realised that unless I wanted to starve while my book found a publisher, I was going to need a second income. Then I began training as a…

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