Originally posted on Carol Davis / Author:
So… you need an editor for your book or short story. Maybe you’ve already published it, and you’ve been hit with reviews crying, “OMG, this needs to be edited!” Or maybe it’s safely tucked inside your computer, and you know it needs a good overhaul before you even venture toward that “publish” button.
I’m an editor, but this isn’t meant to drive you toward hiring me. It’s to help you improve your experience with any editor you hire – to make the road easier to travel for both of you.
Ready? Let’s get started.
You’ve done your research, and you’ve found one or more editors you’d like to contact. Here’s what to include in your query:
– The length of your story
– What genre it is
– Is it finished, or are you still working on it?
– What publication date you’re aiming toward – next week? Next month?…
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