Monday, April 26, 2010

Why is Editing so important?

Editing is essential. When trying to have a manuscript published, manuscripts will be evaluated and scrutinized. If it appears that a would-be author has not taken the time to have a potential book edited, it can be assumed that the entire manuscript is in a similar state. Editing a manuscript will allow it to be easily read and understood. As a reader, if you find mistake after mistake, it will take away from the enjoyment of the reading experience. Editing can help you make sure that others will be able to enjoy your novel to the extent it deserves.

Editing is also important because in order for every author to grow they need to understand what parts of their writing could use some improvement. Improvement can cover getting better with plot fluidity, details, sentence structure, spelling or any number of additional factors. Each time a person edits, he or she is learning what they could improve in the next novel, making it even more enjoyable and well written.

For many readers and reviewers, seeing an author grow and improve in his or her stories can help their appreciation and love grow. Editors and publishers will also appreciate editing that has been done on a manuscript, allowing them to do their jobs more efficiently and to publish the books more quickly. Editing is always important to everyone in the publishing industry, but always remember, the person it can help the most, is the potential author submitting the manuscript.

Best of luck!
The Bokheim Chu


Saw your blog on 'Play off the Page' and thought I'd drop in. Glad I did. You've got some interesting posts. I blog stories and don't have an MS or WIP but know people who do, so will subscribe and spread the word, okay?

April 29, 2010 at 1:45 PM

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