Updated: Jan 12
Professional book editor in the UK reveals the pros and cons of her professional book editing services in the UK!
Book editing services can be something of a mystery to writers, but it really doesn't have to be, and it shouldn't be. If many aspiring authors like you are likely to hire professional book editors like me, you need to know what you're getting yourself in for, especially as manuscript editing services can be quite expensive.
So, I'm about to give you a detailed list of the pros and cons of MY book editing services to help you learn a bit more about the process: 4 pros and 2 cons, so keep reading to discover the secrets.
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1. My Clients Receive a Thorough, Unbiased Edit & Constructive Critique that Highlights the Good and Bad
Family, friends, beta readers, and even critique partners may not be 100% brutally honest with you for fear of causing upset and offense, but my job as a book editor involves BEING brutally honest (in the politest way possible) to give my clients the best chance of success.
If part of the plot or character development really doesn't work within your manuscript, I'll tell you why. If a paragraph or sentence doesn't make sense, I'll query it. And if something needs to be improved, I'll offer suggestions and solutions.
2. My Clients Stand a Higher Chance of Getting a Literary Agent
Thousands of aspiring authors submit their manuscripts to literary agents every year with the hope of getting a traditional publishing deal, but 1 in 6,000 of them manage to attract an agent, so the competition is tough.