Edit Your Work! – Advice from an Editor

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Edit Your Work!

So, you finished writing something. Congratulations! Firstly, you have done something that many writers fail at. Writers tend to be master procrastinators and that makes us our own worst enemies when it comes to our talents.

The next step for you is to find an editor. Whenever I hear about someone who isn’t willing to get an editor, I cringe. And then I cringe again for good measure. Let me be perfectly clear: we all need editors. I’m an editor and I need an editor. The last thing you want to do is to create this baby, nurture it, and then fail to potty train it and wonder what that smell is (hint: it’s failure).

When it comes to finding an editor, you have to think about what you want. Clearly, it would be cheaper to use the first person to offer to edit your whole 100k…

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