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Indies who are looking for an editor: DO YOUR RESEARCH. PLEASE.

Great post, Kayla. Kelly edits my work as well, and I have a selfish urge to keep her all to myself. It’s difficult to find a talented and competent editor. But in all good conscience, she deserves the promotion.

Kayla Howarth

There has been an increasing worry that I’ve been witnessing over the last few months. I’ve been contacted by a few people offering editing services. As someone who has been screwed over a lot in the past, I’m wary. But I realised today that there are so many new authors out there, and any of them could fall for the bullshit lines these people are trying to sell me.

You know that old saying, those who can’t do, teach? What does an author do when their books aren’t selling? I swear a lot of them these days are waking up and saying “I think I’ll be an editor today.”

Now, I’d love to be paid to read other people’s books and help them out. But there’s one thing I recognise that most of these other authors don’t. And that is I’M NOT QUALIFIED TO BE AN EDITOR.

My copy…

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