Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
I often receive questions from writers who are looking to hire an independent editor to polish their manuscripts, either for self-publication or for submission to agents and publishers, and want to know whether a particular editor or editing service is reputable.
I usually tell them three things. First, paid editing can be expensive, so it makes sense to consider alternatives--a friend who’s not afraid to criticize, a local writers’ group or
critique circle, an online writers’ group (such as Critters Writers Workshop for SF/fantasy/horror writers), a peer critique community (such as Book Country or Authonomy), or a creative writing course.
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