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    The Importance of a Good Editor (For Your Writing)

    I learned the hard way about the importance of a good editor. The first book I ever self-published received a review on Goodreads that went something like this, “My biggest problem with this book was the lack of editing. An editor would have made this book so much more enjoyable.” 

    Ouch! This review stung, but it forced me to make a helpful realization. I couldn’t be both the writer and the editor. Even if I often took pride in my language and grammatical skills, I needed a second set of eyes to catch all the typos and inconsistencies I overlooked. 

    Motivated by this review, I found a professional editor within my budget to give my first book the polished finish it deserved.

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