Every writer needs an editor, do you know why? Because we all make mitsakes. Sometimes the mistakes we make are inevitable. Sometimes they pass through our eyes and no matter how many times we go over the work, we fail to see them.
For instance, if you go back to my first line and read the words again, carefully, you will discover that I wrote “mitsakes” instead of “mistakes.” That could have been the result of typing very fast while trying to beat a very short deadline; but who is going to listen to that? Who is going to care about that?
The literary world expects you to be professional. Some readers may forgive you, some may not.
The bottom line is mistakes are too expensive. I don't think you can afford them.
There are different types of mistakes that are unforgivable. They are as follows:
Tenses: Using a past tense where you are supposed to use a present tense. Oh gosh! That sucks. It is absolutely unforgivable.
Typographical Errors: Someone is going to ask you: "Why were you typng too fast that you omitted the letter 'i'" like I just did. I just made a mistake: I ought to have written "typing" not "typng."
Punctuations: Many people get their punctuations wrong and expect that their books will receive a warm embrace. No it won’t. However, you do not have to kill yourself learning how to punctuate properly. Your editor can help you out. You see, the truth is that punctuation is very important even though you may have overlooked it several times.
Let me tell you this: the way you punctuate your sentences determine how the reader would interpret them in his brain. For instance, check this out:
A woman: without her, man is nothing.
A woman, without her man, is nothing.
I’m sure you get the drift now.
Putting your story together: Sometimes writers have great stories to tell but find it difficult to arrange the scenes in a good sequence. You need an editor to help you out in this aspect. You may not know that the last scene of your novel ought to come as the first scene or that you can create more suspense by leaving a few things out of the story.
A very good editor can help you rearrange your story to create a very attractive effect.
Let’s Bring It All Together
If you are writing a novel, it is important you go with an editor who reads a lot of novels. Preferably, he should be a writer too. He may have a lot to add to your book. You must also be ready to do some readjustments.
Most of the time, editors and writers quarrel over issues. Editor-wants something taken-out-writer-wants-it-to-stay kind of issues. Well, you have to also know how to handle such situations.
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