As an author, there are several stages of your writing in which you might need an editor to help:
- clarify your concept
- plan and organize your material
- think globally about how the parts fit together
- read for content, consistency, and style
- craft a catchy title
- check for grammar, punctuation, and typos
Bottom line: If you are writing a book, you need an editor — maybe more than one, since different kinds of editors specialize in different aspects of preparing a book for publication.
I have helped many authors and can help you at any step in the writing process. Give me a call at 314-968-8661 or drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.