Giving a rough draft to an editor could end up costing you more
Giving your manuscript to an editor without thought could cost you more money than you need to pay. Being prepared beforehand can not only save you money, but save time on how long it takes to prepare your manuscript for publication.
Not preparing your manuscript before contacting an editor can be the difference between being ready in one month or six months.
It's easy as an editor to take a manuscript that needs a lot of work and make good money from doing so, but this has positive and negative effects.
When we receive a manuscript from a writer who hasn't investigated publishing at all, it makes it harder for us and harder for the writer in the long run.
As a writer, I like to stick to a budget. I wouldn't want to lose money because I didn’t take care of basic issues before approaching an editor. It also means that my publication date is shortened the more care I take in the beginning.
I know how this goes from both ends of the process so here are my tips for readying your manuscript for a professional editor.
There are many other things to consider before approaching an editor for the first time, but these are some of the often forgotten things that make a huge difference during the editing process.
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