What Is An Editor's Job?

An excellent piece summarising the role of an editor perfectly. Often writers confuse the role of an editor and a proofreader, as well as the different stages of editing, expecting a full developmental or substantive edit for copy editing fees. I suspect this happens increasingly as the popularity of self publishing increases. I’ve been lucky to work with some good editors as a self published author who have set clear parameters. My experiences with editors within the hybrid and trad models have also been good too, but only because I respect their contribution and ensure I communicate with them in a way that works for both of us- not just me!

Helen Treharne

I’m Helen Treharne, fiction author an creator of The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series. I live in South Wales with my husband, young son and rescue cat.
My books are available at all major digital retailers with soft back copies also available from Amazon, Createspace and other stores.
When I’m not writing fiction, I blog at www.WelshMumWriting.com, sharing my experiences of being a busy parent jugging working, writing, and more. Follow me there for my personal insights.

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