Deliver your document to your editor in Word, use Track Changes, and maintain one master document to save time and money.
It is critical to learn how, when, and why to rely on an editor's experience and wisdom. Too often what could and should be a beautiful partnership turns into a struggle, for both the writer and the editor.
These days, with so many options for writers to self-publish and when even established publishing houses are suffering cutbacks in editorial staff, it's more important than ever to make sure you have the editorial backup to bring your book up to professional standards.
Time was, writers submitted their initial draft to a publishing house or a magazine, where editors read and welcomed it. Enticed by a project, an editor may have asked that a few things in the manuscript be explained better, or arranged differently, or fleshed out more colorfully, but when an editor saw promise in a...