A large number of writers who approach Blue Pen about professional editing don't know what type of editing they need—or whether they are ready for professional editing.
There's nothing wrong with that, and I am always happy to discuss options and help clients understand which editing service will benefit their manuscript the most.
That said, having an idea of where to begin makes the process simpler when you do contact an editor. If you're considering professional editing, go through the choices below to find out whether you're ready to get the most out of the editing process and what type of editing will be best for your manuscript.
Professional Editing Prep Checklist
Before you contact a professional editor, make sure you have completed these steps.
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