Monday, May 22, 2017

Finding an Editor

A good article on finding the right editor by proofreader, Louise Harnby. She talks about using national editor's association directory, Google, one's social network, social media, endorsements, and sample edits to find the editor who will be the best fit for your needs. Here at Essential Edits, we put a lot of emphasis on the sample edit not just to provide an accurate estimate of costs, but to ensure that the editor assigned 'gets' what the client is trying to do. And the sample edit allows the client to see if the feedback they are getting is the type and level they actually want before signing on for a full contract. Louise mentions the sample edit, but as a proofreader, she may place less emphasis on it given that there would be less variation for proofreaders than for substantive editors. But a good succinct overview of searching for an editor, so recommended reading.

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