After making the decision to self-publish my first novel, A Class Apart, this year (if you missed that announcement, you can read all about it here), I compiled a very long list of all the things I will need to do to achieve that goal. It covers everything from learning how to keep basic financial accounts to working out book marketing strategies, but top of the list was choosing an editor.
I’ll be honest and admit that, due to the cost of it, I had originally hoped to sidestep it altogether. I pride myself on being a really good proofreader (the six readers of my recently-completed second novel, A Class Entwined, returned one typo from over 88,000 words) and I had the temerity to believe I had moulded A Class Apart into a pretty decent shape, maybe even a shape decent enough to sell to the public. But then I came to my senses. I’m Continue reading