Do you aspire to be the next E.L. James who shoots to self-publishing stardom? A good place to start would be to first understand the importance of editing and then to find a book editor. At this point you probably have many questions, all of which the Editing Queen aims to answer (in her own royal time 😉 ) as this site grows. Some of your questions might include:
- How can I find book editors near me?
- How much does it cost to hire an editor?
- How much does a beta reader charge and do I need one?
- How long do book editors take to complete a manuscript?
Value in Editing
The list goes on… Now the answers are flexible and most of it is easier than you might think. What you need to focus on right now, is experience. You can kick freelance editors for hire and cheap manuscript editing services out from under just about any bush. However, you should aim to find the best VALUE when you’re hiring a book editor.
Value is a good mix of affordability and experience. You may not want to hire who will charge upwards of $1,000 for a 50,000 manuscript, but someone who charges $250 may not have sufficient experience.
Expert Tip: When chatting to book editors for hire, always ask for a free editing sample so that you can see if it’s a good fit.
An experienced book editor for hire will have no problem showcasing his or her experience. Here’s a small sample of the Editing Queen’s recent collaborations…