As an independent author, I understand what that dream is like. You put your time, heart, and soul into your writing—not because you expect a huge paycheck at the end of the day, but because there is a story burning within you that just needs to be told. And no one but you can tell it.
The writing process is only part of the journey. You’re looking for just the right editor because you know that your manuscript needs to be refined before you send it into the world for others to enjoy. Whether you intend to self-publish, look for an agent, or submit to a traditional publisher, editing is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your amazing story is taken seriously. No matter how riveting it is, or how passionate you are, a manuscript riddled with errors will turn off prospective publishers and readers alike.