Before you send a book off to an editor, you need to get it as close to perfect as possible, by focusing on common writing challenges and mistakes all authors face. We’ve written a book to help you self-edit your book, before you hand it over to professional editors.
No self-published author should publish their work without paying a professional to edit it first. But what if you don’t have the money to pay for an editor? Or what if you want to keep your costs down by doing as much editing on your own as you can?
Before you spend money on an editor, work your way through this 25-point checklist. Because the better you can make your novel on your own, the better your editor can help you make it together. Think of it like football: Get the ball as far down the field as you can, then pass the ball to your editor. Together you can go for goal.
If you write fiction, I made a free video series on self-editing your book here.