…n my method, I firstly want to say, self editing is a necessary part of writing and publishing, but no matter how thorough you are, it doesn’t replace hiring a professional editor. I understand they can be expensive and you don’t know why you should hire one when you can edit yourself, but trust me. An editor and cover designer are two expenses worth paying! Especially if you want to see the best version of you book! Beta readers are also an ideal step in your revising stage. I have a separate article about those h…
I couldn’t agree more. Once you’ve written your book, you have put so much time, energy, and emotion into it, take the next step by hiring an editor and a good cover design. I was hesitant to put the money into it, knowing that I would probably not recap the investment. I am so glad I did.
I also paid the extra for Grammarly, and I don’t regret it. I’ve always felt confident about my writing, but this tool has helped me improve. One thing you didn’t mention that is a real time-saver is the thesaurus: Just click on the word and other options pop up.
And now I’m a real professional writer; my first check from Medium arrived today, $0.98.