Should you use volunteers to proofread your book? – by Lisa Poisso…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

What if you skipped paying for a professional editor and crowdsourced your editing instead? Or what about your neighbor who’s a retired English teacher? She says she’d only charge $200 to edit the entire book, and you know how sharp she is based on painful experience.

Couldn’t you save big money with crowdsourced editing? You could—but you wouldn’t be getting the kind of professional editing that turns out a professional-quality book.

Professional editors spend their days doing more than crossing t’s and dotting i’s. They’re immersed in publishing style and usage, conventions and trends within genres, e-publishing processes and standards, book marketing and sales trends, the shifting conventions of fiction, typographical issues, and more.

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