Is it Worth Paying a Professional Editor?
A reader who wants to self-publish a book asks me for my thoughts on hiring a professional editor.
I'd have to say generally it's a good idea. It's always good to have extra sets of eye balls validate and criticize text and code. Of course, it depends on who you get. I am not familiar with the freelance editors in the market, so I cannot provide personal recommendations. On more than one occasion, I've seen references to Melanie Spiller's blog and "content consultant" services.
I'd like to ask readers, fellow bloggers, and book authors to leave their recommendations in the comments section of this post.
Also, it would be helpful to distinguish whether the editors' strengths lie in writing, development, or both.