Deborah Bancroft

Editor & Writing Coach: Making Words Behave Since 1996

Do I Need an Editor?

Nah, you’re good. Thanks for visiting!

Of course you need an editor! Even editors need editors, true fact.Whether you’re self-publishing or polishing your manuscript for submission, hiring an editor makes your work stand out. One client submitted his manuscript to a well-known critic, not expecting a response. In the resulting review, the critic said “I rarely review self-published books” and cited the copy editing as one factor that kept the book out of the “No, thanks,” barrel.

“A book editor is an expense that you should include in the costs to write and publish your book. Their expertise often means the difference between an okay book and an exceptional book. If you want your book to give you credibility, secure the services of an experienced book editor who will polish it and make your book the very best it can be.”
Alicia Dunhams, “How Much Should a Book Editor Charge?

My rates are competitive with other editors at my level of skill and experience, and are consistent with the job descriptions and rates established by the Editorial Freelancer’s Association.