Short Saturday: Editing

Catherine Ryan Howard pulls no punches. She’s an author who’s had success with self-publishing, with four books in print: two travel memoirs (Mousetrapped, about an Irish gal’s experience working at Disney World, and Backpacked, about an Irish gal’s reluctant travels across Central America); a novel (Results Not Typical); and the helpful Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing. She also blogs seriously and thoroughly about publishing.

Most importantly, she’s adamant about something I’m also pretty adamant about, to wit: everybody needs an editor.

Yes, even you. :)

I can say it all day long and some folks think it’s just ’cause I’m an editor. And I admit I do have a dog in the hunt. But it’s still true. (I would take issue with only one statement made here. Even a professional editor should have another editor vet her manuscript. Particularly if we’re talking about fiction.)

So read this post, watch the video, and repeat after me: everybody needs an editor.

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