Hiring an Editor for Your Book
Congratulations! You've written a book. Now what? It's time to hire an editor, but which one? What do you need and how do you know what you need? An evaluation of your manuscript's strengths and needs? Developmental editing? Substantive editing? Line editing? Copy editing? Alice Levine, of Alice Levine Editorial Services, walks us through why you need editors, what editors do, the different levels of editing, and finally, how much you should expect to pay for these services. Even if you're self-publishing, you won't want to deny yourself the services usually provided to authors by the traditional publishing houses. Be informed, and spend your money wisely.
In a varied and decades-long publishing career, Alice Levine has edited a wide variety of nonfiction works, educational and academic books, and museum catalogs. She also teaches copyediting and proofreading skills at the Denver Publishing Institute and through the Boulder Valley School District’s Lifelong Learning Program, as well as workshops at publishing and corporate venues. Alice delights in sharing her passion for publishing, editing, proofreading, and the serial comma as well as the joy of working with words and writers.
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