Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Editor, Edit Button or Both?

One question or rather statement I hear more often than not, is "I do not need an editor." My typical M Communications response? "Yes ... you do." Here is why:

1. Your editor will prevent you from making somewhat snarky comments in your newsletter. You may think you are being funny, when it may come across as the opposite. Negative is never the way to go, and what can I say? Writing is subjective. That goes the same for text messages, but that is for another blog.

2. If you stare at something long enough, you are not going to notice your own mistakes. Even if you are a professional editor, you can be your own worst enemy. Hire someone. Period.

3. Your editor will twist your words around if you are having a bad day, freshen up or ask you what the status of you next chapter is to keep you on track. Me likey on all counts.

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