Your book is your baby. And you wouldn’t hand your baby over to just anybody. When you’ve done everything you can to make it perfect, you’re going to need an editor to help you take it to the next level. How do you find the right one?

An introductory edit is a good way to try an editor on for size. The introductory edit at Grammarwitch is a thorough, affordable line edit of your first chapter—or up to 10,000 words—covering everything I normally assess for my editing clients:

  • spelling
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • syntax
  • clarity
  • rhythm
  • flow
  • consistency
  • logic
  • whether it has a good beat and you can dance to it
  • —in short, everything.

In addition to the line edit, I will provide you with written feedback about your style and your story. I’ll probably ask you a lot of questions. If, after the initial edit, you are interested in having me edit the rest of your manuscript, we can talk about that, too.

Whether you’ve been working on this baby for years or just given birth to it after a mind-boggling, adrenaline-charged month of NaNoWriMo, before it goes out to make its way in the world, your book needs a good editor. Don’t send it out without one.

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