As with traditional publishing, self-publishing requires patience, dedication, and commitment – from both editor and author. Professional editing is not a quick fix of spelling, grammar, and punctuation; neither is it a read of a story to see if it has merit. It is a skilled job of presenting the author's words, intentions, and meanings to the reader; in a clear, concise, and coherent manner. With this in mind, it is important to realise that the journey to publication is a long-term project. Depending on the level of work required, and the word count of a manuscript, the timescale can be from six months to a year.
This website contains a lot of information about the editing process and all the stages through to self-publication. If you are seriously considering either, I recommend a read through before contacting me. It is important to understand the publishing procedure before you embark on it. Writing the manuscript is only the first leg of the journey. Yes, professional editing costs money, but it is a financial investment that will set your novel apart from those that have not benefitted from such a service.
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