The point is that while we expect to get our money’s worth out of a service, a healthy business relationship is a two-way street. In light of this, here are a few things to bear in mind in order to not be ‘that’ customer.
Below follows a checklist of advice for new authors who are thinking about approaching an editor before publication. In writing this I hope to help authors avoid some of the potential pitfalls and later disappointment when their edited work comes back to them.
Before you hire an editor, you need to know what kind of help you’re looking for. http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/10-things-your-freelance-editor-might-not-tell-you-but-should This post offers excellent advice to new writers. Read it. Save it. Keep referring back to it but to summarise. Avoid the temptation to submit a first draft. (Really never do this. Harry DeWulf has some great advice on self-editing) […]