Not that I mean to harp on a subject, but well…okay, I’m going to harp some more.
Editing really isn’t a step you can skip when preparing your book for the masses of readers out there in the world. And I don’t mean you reading through your manuscript eleventy-billion times hoping that in the process you catch every mistake you made. You won’t. And I don’t mean having a horde of beta readers read it in the hopes that they will edit it for you. They won’t.
When you read it over, you will catch things, yes. And your betas will have lots of suggestions and even fixes. Neither of those things negate the necessity of a good editor.
Why do I keep going on and on about this? Because I keep seeing so many books where this step has obviously been skipped. Some of those books could have been…
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