3 Ways Investing in an Editor Pays for Itself

A professional editor is your last, best hurdle before sending your book off to publish. While it may seem an optional service, there are compelling reasons why you may not want to think of it as “optional” – not when your reputation and product quality are at stake.

It’s humbling to submit a highly personal work to someone we imagine gleefully buying red ink by the barrel. However, in this case, red ink is your best friend. Here are three ways your investment in a professional editor will pay for itself:

  1. An editor is your best beta tester. Your book is your product, and there’s no better way to “test” your product before it goes to market than with a professional editor – more than one editor, if it’s feasible. A test run of how your product might perform in the marketplace more than pays for itself, allowing you to tweak your writing and marketing to reach the right readers and keep them hooked once you do. In a perfect world, every publishing author would have the luxury of both an editor and a team of beta readers, but if you have to choose, hire a pro.
  2. Editors help you get your point across. You know what you mean to say – but will readers understand the ideas you’re trying to get across? There’s no way to know until you get someone “outside your head” to view your work from the perspective of a potential reader. This is one of the main missions of the editing process, and one that ensures that your words have the intended effect on the intended target audience so you can resonate with readers – and sell more books!
  3. Editors see “invisible” problems. By the time a book is close to finished and nearly ready for publication, most publishing authors have gone through it with a fine-toothed comb, often multiple times. But no matter how thoroughly and how often you review your own work, even the most conscientious authors can become blind to errors in their own prose. Even a couple of minor errors in your book can destroy your credibility and hurt your sales, making the services of a professional editor well worth a modest investment.

Remember, editors are, like you, avid readers and writers with the added advantage of having expertise in their field. Use that expertise to your advantage to get the most polished product possible. You’ll never regret it.

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Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today it is offering a Free Professional Copyediting Service, a $210 value, for authors who choose a Diamond or Pearl publishing package during the month of June this year.  This high- quality copyediting service is free for manuscripts up to 15,000 words. For works of greater length, a discount of $210 is applied to the final cost. 

Professional Copy EditingAll writers find that no matter how many times they go over their manuscripts, they still miss basic errors in punctuation, grammar, and typing.  It’s just the nature of the beast: it’s too hard to view one’s own creation with total objectivity.  Every writer needs an extra set of eyes to polish their text completely, and Outskirts Press’ copyediting service provides those extra eyes.

“Any author who wants to publish a high-quality book must have their manuscript edited,” said Outskirts Press Vice President Kelly Schuknecht.  “Readers cannot take a work seriously if it is plagued with basic errors in typing or use of the English language.  Our June promotion for professional copyediting services offers our authors a very attractive incentive to end up with a print-ready manuscript.”

Standard copyediting provides a thorough review of a manuscript’s punctuation, spelling, and grammar.  There is, of course, some variation in accepted styles, and elements such as comma usage can be subjective as well, so Outskirts Press editors use the Track Changes option in MS Word to make recommendations or suggestions for an author.  The author can then accept or reject the changes, to preserve the authenticity of the story and the individuality of the author’s voice.

For manuscripts longer than 15,000 words, the $210 value of the June promotion is provided as a discount to the total editing cost, which Outskirts Press bills at a below-industry-average of 1.4 cents per word.  The editing of works of poetry is calculated hourly, but poets can easily apply the June promotional discount to their manuscripts when they publish with the Outskirts Press Diamond or Pearl package.

Authors can take advantage of Outskirts Press’ Free Professional Copyediting service this June with a Diamond or Pearl package through http://www.outskirtspress.com/promotion.html.

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All writers find that no matter how many times they go over their manuscripts, they still miss basic errors in punctuation, grammar, and typing. It’s just the nature of the beast: it’s too hard to view one’s own creation with total objectivity. Every writer needs an extra set of eyes to polish their text completely, and Outskirts Press’ copy editing service provides those extra eyes.

Free copy editing“Any author who wants to publish a high-quality book must have their manuscript edited,” said Outskirts Press Vice President Kelly Schuknecht. “Readers cannot take a work seriously if it is plagued with basic errors in typing or use of the English language. Our November promotion for professional copy editing services offers our authors a very attractive incentive to end up with a print-ready manuscript.”

Standard copy editing provides a thorough review of a manuscript’s punctuation, spelling, and grammar. There is, of course, some variation in accepted styles, and elements such as comma usage can be subjective as well, so Outskirts Press editors use the Track Changes option in MS Word to make recommendations or suggestions for an author. The author can then accept or reject the changes, to preserve the authenticity of the story and the individuality of the author’s voice.

For manuscripts longer than 15,000 words, the $210 value of the November promotion is provided as a discount to the total editing cost, which Outskirts Press bills at a below-industry-average of 1.4 cents per word. The editing of works of poetry is calculated hourly, but poets can easily apply the November promotional discount to their manuscripts when they publish with the Outskirts Press Diamond or Pearl package.

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“You did an AMAZING job! I could tell you were really paying attention based on your edits and comments. You really are amazing.”
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“The editor has done a great job. I would say go ahead and print the book exactly as it has been edited.”
– Michael W. Gephart, author of A Sum of Reflections

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