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27 Oct 2011, 02:07
Noah Campbell (1 post)

It could be formally or informally, i.e. via a publisher or on a contract basis. Relying on friends or family is okay, but it’s never objective enough.


29 Oct 2011, 00:46
Susannah Davidson Pfalzer (114 posts)

Hi Noah,

You might try sites such as elance, which is a freelance marketplace. Or I’ve seen postings on Craigslist for this sort of thing. You’ll need to figure out a way to check out the editor’s credentials and see whether they’re the right fit for you. For example, you might want to have them edit a sample first so that you can see what direction they would like to take your writing and whether it’s compatible with your goals.

As for the formal way - if you write a proposal that’s accepted by a publisher, you then will be assigned a development editor, who will work closely with you for the remainder of the project, and guide you chapter by chapter.

Best, Susannah

01 Nov 2011, 21:05
Brian P. Hogan (178 posts)

Susannah hit it right on the head. But in addition, ask any freelancers for any books or articles they’ve edited. They might be more amiable to that then doing a sample.

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