Looking for editor advice

  1. I agree. It’s very important to get an editor who’s familiar with your genre. If you find one you really like then you should work with them regardless, but if possible get an editor in your genre.

  2. One of the best way to get an accurate assessment of the editor’s skill is to ask for samples. Have multiple editors work on the same text (no more than 1,000 words) and compare. It’s unlikely that they’ll all find ALL the same problems because editing can be subjective, but it will give you a clear picture of their style and technique. This can help you decide if you’re getting you bang for your buck.

  3. You could also find a recent (self-published) book that you like and that is the same genre as your novel. Find out who edited it and contact that editor. That doesn't make it foolproof, since texts can be vastly different, but you might stumble across someone good.

  4. I can’t imagine the choices that lay in front of you. Especially with a novel, they seem massive. Good job.

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