What’s the point of proofreading? How essential is an editor?
You already have an inkling that I may be of use to you, or else you wouldn’t be checking my site out, but you’re also probably trying to figure out if you really need to pay somebody to check your work. I mean…you’re careful, right? Or at least you could be more careful if you put your mind to it. Right?
The best tightrope walkers and trapeze artists work without a safety net – pulling off amazing feats, wowing their audiences, and doing it all on their own. You might be that good. If you do slip, though, if you publish something that has fundamental plot-holes; inconsistencies of character or world-building; poor spelling or grammar; awkward dialogue – the list of possibilities goes on – you will start to suffer reputational damage and your career could come crashing down before it has properly begun.
I can be your safety net. I can catch your slip-ups before the paying public settles down to enjoy your ‘act’. Everybody gets snow-blind about their work after a while. I can be a fresh pair of eyes for you. I can spot your gaps, eliminate your errors, and react to your story as a first reader. My style of editing is both supportive and collaborative. We’ll work together in close partnership to hone the project to your vision, then polish it up to the finest shine. My services are flexible, wide-ranging, and reasonably priced.
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