Advice on Selecting an Editor - video

Choosing an editor for your book can be a daunting task. Listen in as agent Jill Marsal offers advice on selecting an editor, and how to make the best decision for your book. She says spending a lot of money on a freelance editor isn't always necessary. It depends on exactly what kind of editing you need, and it’s also important to make sure the editor is going to be available through the entire publishing process. Make sure you actually need the kind of editing a freelancer editor can provide before you spend thousands of dollars on it. Most agents today are doing a lot more hands-on editorial work than they have in the past. If you can find an agent who will help you do that work, then you don’t need to pay a freelance editor to do it. And once your book has been sold, an editor at the publisher may do some work on it—although not all editors at major publishers are doing that kind of editorial work anymore.
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