Formatting your manuscript is a necessary step in publishing your book. Whether you’re going through your first edits or sending it off to a publisher, a clean and well-structured manuscript is essential in getting it ready for success.
Edits the content and structure. This is the “big picture” of your story. This editor will fill in the plot gaps, holes, and sags. A DE will also address weak character arcs and setting improvements or inconsistencies.
Your characters and plot desperately need this assessment to get the reader sucked into your book.
This feedback will usually come in a letter format with some guidance in track changes.
So, now what? You are asking yourself- do I need an editor? Can’t I just self-edit it? Or have a beta reader or my partner read it? NOPE. Bottom line – your book is NOT COMPLETE until you hire an editor. This is why: You are too close to your story. It is an extension of your mind. When you read it back to yourself, there is no way in hell you will actually catch the missing words that your brain will automatically fill in.