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How to Find a Good Editor

September 4, 2018 by ProofreadingPal in Proofreading and Editing

When hiring an editor for your writing, you first need to make sure you understand the different types of editing. Underneath the umbrella of editing, there are four main activities, ranging from intensive developmental editing to light proofreading:

Once you understand what editing is, make sure to hire an editor to do the job you need done. The more drafting, revising, and editing you’ve already done yourself, with or without assistance from teachers, friends, and colleagues, the less intense editorial assistance you’ll need.

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Note: If an editor says they can do all of the above and perhaps more in one go (i.e., without feedback from you), watch out. That’s moving into the realm of ghostwriting or cheating. Find another editor to do the job.

Here are some other things to consider when hiring an editor:

If you take the time to understand what editing can and cannot do and what your editor should and should not do before you hire someone, you’ll be ready to make a good decision about how to proceed and able to take advantage of the incredible benefits of using an editor.

And don’t forget, ProofreadingPal’s highly qualified editors provide both proofreading only and line and copy editing services.

Sarah P.

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