Welcome, A to Z bloggers, visitors, and of course all my faithful regular readers! This year's theme for my A to Z:
Short & Sweet Reasons Why You Need an Editor
So without further ado . . .
Volumes are spoken by what you DON’T do.
There’s a reason for the idiom “actions speak louder than words.” You can talk until you’re blue in the face, but in the end, it’s what you do or don’t do that speaks for you. And of course, we’re on letter V and you should get the idea by now that I’m going to tell you how and why this relates to needing an editor. You can probably guess, but it’s my post so I’m going to do my A to Z duty and tell you anyway.
If you don’t put out the best product you can put together, people will know, and they will call you on it. I’ve seen reviews that start off with something like, “Too bad the author didn’t bother to hire an editor,” or “What a shame that the writer didn’t bother to have anyone read this prior to publishing.” They don’t care about your personal backstory or why you didn’t do these things; they only care that you didn’t bother, and that makes them not want to bother with supporting your book.