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How to Choose the Best Developmental Editors near You

theeditorblogNov 1, 2018, 3:21:09 PM

Developmental editors are much helpful in regard to the structure and content of your writing. In case your writing lacks focus, a developmental editor will be helpful in finding the right direction. During development editing, issues of an unclear audience or inconsistent tone are pointed out. You have to carefully select a developmental editor in order to make that your work is properly furnished to attract more audience. Below are the tips for choosing developmental editors near you.

Know your budget. Prior to choosing an editor or even before looking at too many, it is good to know how much you can afford for editing. Once you know how much you can part with, stick to it. You can then go to web pages and compare the prices different editors are charging. You need to be cautious of an editor who does not seem clear about charges because you can end up paying too much.

Check how much an editor understands issues and their causes. A good developmental editor needs to be in a position to point out problems in a piece and what causes them. They should also know how one element such as characters, themes, plot and more interrelate as this is the basis for knowing where a problem is arising from. If an editor points out that a character is not likable, they should also point out what is creating that impression. To be effective, an editor needs to understand your work well.

Check their knowledge of potential solutions. While some editors just require that problems be pointed out for them to provide solutions, others will need that you give suggestions on how to fix the issues. The best developmental editor should be the one complementing our weaknesses. As an author, you need to know the area in which you are strong. If your strength is picking out problems in your piece, you can choose an author who can take it from there. Click here to get started on the process of getting a good editor.

Look into the editor's ability to communicate. You can only learn about a developmental author depending on their ability to communicate. You should be attentive at the feedback an author gives in order to choose the one with a communication style that matches your needs. Check their willingness to answer questions, if they are pushy towards you hiring them, if they maintain a humble attitude and if they seem eager to exploit you. Choose an editor with whom you feel at ease. Click here to learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developmental_editing.