Why to Hire an Editor: And What to Expect When You Do

Presenter:   Lynne Melcombe

Length:   1.5 hours

Language:   English

Level:   All levels

Type:   Informational

Member price:   FREE

Non-member price:   FREE

If you’re a novice writer with questions about the editing process, then you’re in the right place!

This webinar walks the novice writer through the editing process by answering common questions writers ask: How do I know if I need an editor? What type of editing do I need? Where can I find an editor? How do I know they’re qualified? What should I pay an editor?

Interspersed with humourous advice from leading literary wits (Ernest Hemingway, Somerset Maugham, and Dorothy Parker, for example), Why Hire an Editor? is an essential guide to understanding that a good editor does much more than check for grammar mistakes and typos. A good editor can make you comfortable with your writing while challenging you to step out of your writing comfort zone.

Whether you’re an emerging or self-publishing author, writing a thesis, dissertation, or scholarly article, or you find yourself serving as your workplace’s incidental business writer, Why Hire an Editor? can help you determine when and when not to seek editorial advice—and what to expect when you do.

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Lynne Melcombe has been writing and editing for over 30 years. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-fiction Writing and certificates in business writing, editing, and publishing. She works at all levels of editing, including developmental editing, manuscript evaluation, substantive, stylistic, and copy editing, and proofreading. She’s edited literary and genre fiction, and nonfiction genres including memoirs, self-help, and technical manuals. Her client list includes publishing houses, government agencies, corporations, education institutions, and emerging/self-publishing authors.

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