To Hire an Editor or Not to Hire an Editor?

Delighted to be featured as a guest blogger on writer Sally Jenkins blog today. Check out the post here…

Sally Jenkins

A few weeks ago I met freelance editor Ameesha Smith-Green at a networking event and was impressed by her full order book and great enthusiasm for her job. She generously offered to share some advice about when an editor is required and what tasks that editor might perform.  Ameesha Smith-Green

Over to Ameesha:

Whether you’re a professional writer making a living from your words or someone who enjoys hobby blogging, there will no doubt come a time when you wonder whether it’s worth hiring an editor. In fact, “Do I need an editor?” is a question I get asked fairly often by writers. As an editor, you might think I’d leap up and shout “YES!”, but the answer isn’t so cut and dry…

Are you writing for pleasure or business?
If you’re writing for fun or catharsis, then an editor isn’t really necessary. It’s more important that the writing fulfils your personal…

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About the Author Ameesha

Freelance book editor. Founder of The Book Shelf LTD. Travelled the world for a year while freelancing. Freelance tips at A Freelance Life.

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