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What’s Your Favorite Editor to Write?

A podcast, audiobook, or article? Which do you prefer to listen to, read, or watch?

I love it when authors talk about the different editors (and proofreaders) they used on their books. It helps me decide which one to try out when I’m looking for an editor to help me polish my manuscript.

But what if I want to write something other than fiction? How can I tell which editor is right for me?

Here are some of the questions you need to ask yourself before you choose an editing service:

Do You Need An Editor At All?

Even if you have a great idea for a non-fiction book, you may not need to hire an editor at all. You can self-edit your work and get some help from good friends.

You might want to try out Gumroad, an online creative community. Not only can you upload and publish your writing, but you can also hire an editor to help you polish your work. If you’re worried about losing control, you can always go back and edit your work yourself. And if you find you need some help, you can always ask for feedback or get some help from the community.

What’s The Most Important Thing To You?

Now you want to find out what’s most important to you. Do you value quantity or quality of your work?

If you value quantity, you may want to go with a smaller, more intimate group of editors. You don’t want to bog down with a bunch of people who will just be handling minor edits anyway. This is especially important if you’re looking to self-edit your work. You don’t want to end up with tons of unnecessary feedback.

On the other hand, if you value quality, you may want to go with a larger editorial group. You may not always get the best advice from a smaller group, but you’ll definitely get more of it. This is especially important if you’re looking for general editorial help with your book, rather than just tech or copy editing. Quality may also mean turning down offers for money – if you value the quality of your work, you may not want to sell it to the lowest bidder.

Who Will Be Eating The Baked Goods Once You’re Done?

This is always a tough question when choosing an editing service. You don’t want to choose a group who will only be eating your baked goods. So it’s important to find out who will be handling your work. You don’t want to end up with a bunch of people who have no interest in your manuscript.

Luckily, most companies will tell you who will be editing your work upfront. Look for specific terms and conditions on their site. This may include details about how many pages you need to have (or how much you need to pay) before they’ll start editing. If it’s a smaller company, you may end up having a bunch of people who have no interest in your book. So it’s important to choose an agency or company with a good reputation.

How Much Does It Cost?

It’s important to find out how much this will cost you. Are you looking for a flat rate or will you be paying per project?

If it’s a one-time-only cost, you may want to choose an agency or company who offers a one-time-use credit. This way, you can evaluate whether or not this is a good fit for you and then decide whether or not to continue with the service. If you’re paying per-project, make sure you understand what this entails before you choose an agency or company who expects you to pay for every minute they spent editing your work.

Do You Have Experience Handling Book Projects Like This One?

This is a great question to ask the editorial agency or company you’re considering. Just make sure you understand what they’ll need from you. For instance, if you’re writing a technical guide, you’ll need to know how technical a guide they want. Is it a narrative style guide, or do they want you to follow a strict format?

If you have experience with similar projects, you may want to choose an agency or company who has experience with similar projects. Technical editing can be really tricky, especially if you don’t have experience in that area. It’s always better to ask questions and make sure they understand what you’re looking for. That way, you can be sure the edit is going to be as helpful as possible.

How Long Does It Take To Get Things Done?

You need to know how long it will take to get your manuscript edited. Will you need a quick turnaround, or are you looking for a more leisurely editing process?

If you need a quick turnaround, you may want to choose an agency or company who offers short-term (usually 3-6 months) contract work. You don’t want to waste any time with an agency or company who has a more leisurely editing process. It’s always better to communicate with the company directly to find out more information about the turnaround time for your project.

How Do You Want Your Book To Look?

You need to decide how you want your finished product to look. Do you want a polished and professional look, or do you want to go for a more polished, amateur look?

If you want a polished and professional look, you may want to choose an agency or company with a background in professional editing. You don’t want to go with a group who focuses on making books look good. This is usually a result of poor editing or a lack of professional expertise. So, make sure you’re getting the best possible results.

On the other hand, if you want a more polished, amateur look, you may want to choose an agency or company who has a background in creating content for social media. You don’t want to go with a group who focuses too much on making your books look good. Instead, you want to choose an agency or company who focuses on delivering results.

Will You Need Any Special Software To Edit?

If you’re going to be editing your book on your own, it’s important to choose an agency or company who offers software that makes it easy for you to work. Will you need something like Scrivener, or will you be able to work with free tools like WordPress or Microsoft Word?

If you want to edit your book on your own, you may want to choose an agency or company who has software that makes it easy for you to work with. This way, you can bring your manuscript along on the go and get some help when you need it. If it’s a longer project and you need help, you can always ask the people you’re working with for assistance.

Hopefully, this article has helped you choose the right editing service for your book. Finding the right editor for the right book can be tricky, but with the right tools, it can be a lot easier. Thanks for reading! I hope this article has helped you.