I founded Fix My Write because I LOVE to read! I’m talking serious addiction to a good story. I am THAT girl who will stay up until 3:30am to get to the end of a story, knowing that my alarm clock will start buzzing at 5am. Yes, I love a good book.
What I do not love is spending my money on a book because a synopsis sounds good, getting comfy to read said book (you know, glass of wine, snacks, favorite throw blanket) only to get a headache because of all of the typos and misspellings! Or even worse, the plot starts off good but then, it just goes to hell in a handbasket. The plot takes so many twists that your brain has knotted up trying to keep up! So now I have wasted my money AND a great glass (ok, a bottle!) of wine.
Gee, thanks! Alas, benevolent soul that I am, instead of writing evil reviews on Amazon or GoodReads, I decided to help.
You see, as a fellow writer, I know how sensitive that we can be about our work. We think that this is our brilliance manifested and there could not possibly be anything wrong with it. I also understand that a story can be brilliant in my head, but sometimes I don’t get everything out of my head and into my computer. And that is where a good editor comes in handy. An editor’s job is to not only proofread and catch spelling and syntax errors.
An editor will notice if perhaps a paragraph needs more depth and elaboration. An editor will also make sure that your content flows smoothly. If it is a fictional piece, are the scenes segueing correctly? For non-fiction, are you presenting your information in a manner that makes sense? Perhaps your book may work better as a multi-part series? These are developmental questions that your editor will ask in an effort to help your book be everything that you intended it to be and then some!