It’s a trend we’ve seen too often in self-published works. A trend that’s hurting the outlook on the industry as a whole. Too many new authors are neglecting the editing process.
Editing is an essential part of eventually becoming published, even if you choose to self-publish. Too often, new authors let their fear of critique overwhelm the need for quality control.
We may be difficult, but all editors want is for your work to be the best it can be. You should want that do.
This presentation, given by Leigh Hull at the 2019 AspenHouse Writer’s Retreat, breaks down how to edit your own work, and how to make sure you have a good working relationship with the external editor.
Please excuse the audio quality. It was recorded during the retreat in the wilderness.