I have lots of queries for beta reading when someone actually wants a line editor, or a proof reader, or any combination of support, so this post by Richard Held really resonated with me. I can’t help but share it. It’s difficult to know when you’re starting out on exactly what you need as an author and prices can seem scary for the newbie self published variety. It’s understandable if you don’t really get what is involved in editing, the benefits, effort required and overall scope and scale of what an editor may end up tasked with. Asking for a sample is a great tip and I’ve found that invaluable in finding a good editor and proofreader (I don’t care how good your self editing prowess is I’m convinced you need at least one second pair of eyes… And I’ve learned the hard way). A great post that everyone should read!